List Page Learn About Content Graphic

French Wine

Learn about French wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place. Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understaning of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the king and queen of Burgundy, producing elegant red and white wines with great acidity, the finest examples of which can age for decades. The same two grapes, along with Pinot Meunier, are used to make Champagne.

Of comparable renown is Bordeaux, focused on bold, structured red blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc including sometimes a small amount of Petit Verdot or Malbec. The primary white varieties of Bordeaux are Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

The northern Rhône Valley is responsible for single-varietal Syrah, while the south specializes in Grenache blends; Rhône's main white variety is Viognier.

Most of these grape varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into other parts of Europe and New World appellations.

Filter by
127 Items
127 Items
  • Dom Perignon Vintage with Gift Box 2008 Front Bottle Shot
    Dom Perignon Vintage with Gift Box 2008
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • WW99
    • JS98
    • JD98
    • WS96
    • D96
    • RP96
    4.4 77 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $199.97
    Try the
    199 97
    199 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • WW92
    • JS92
    • WS90
    • W&S90
    4.4 923 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.97
    Try the
    59 97
    59 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2019  Front Label
    Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2019
    Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
    • WW90
    4.4 573 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    25
    19 99
    Save $5.01 (20%)
  • Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose  Front Label
    Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • WW96
    • JS94
    • WS93
    • D93
    • RP93
    • WE91
    4.7 271 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    90
    79 99
    Save $10.01 (11%)
  • Maison No. 9 Rose 2019  Front Label
    Maison No. 9 - A Post Malone Project Rose 2019
    Rosé from Provence, South of France, France
    • WW90
    4.8 23 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $21.99
    Try the
    21 99
    21 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • wine.com Veuve Clicquot & Stainless Steel Hammered Ice Bucket  Gift Product Image
    Veuve Clicquot & Stainless Steel Hammered Ice Bucket
    Mixed Collections from Champagne, France
    • WW92
    • JS92
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $124.97
      Try the
      124 97
      124 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 Front Label
      Dom Perignon Vintage 2008
      Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • WW99
      • JS98
      • JD98
      • WS96
      • D96
      • RP95
      4.7 78 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $189.97
      Try the
      189 97
      189 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Patient Cottat Sancerre Anciennes Vignes 2018  Front Label
      Patient Cottat Sancerre Anciennes Vignes 2018
      Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
      • WW90
      • WE90
      4.3 107 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $28.99
      Try the
      37
      28 99
      Save $8.01 (22%)
    • Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee Front Label
      Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • WW94
      • JD93
      • WS92
      • JS92
      • WE92
      • W&S91
      • RP91
      • D90
      4.3 288 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $59.99
      Try the
      79
      59 99
      Save $19.01 (24%)
    • Hampton Water Rose 2019  Front Label
      Hampton Water Rose 2019
      Rosé from Languedoc, South of France, France
      • WW91
      4.4 219 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      25
      19 99
      Save $5.01 (20%)
    • Cote des Roses Rose 2019  Front Label
      Cote des Roses Rose 2019
      Rosé from Languedoc, South of France, France
      • WW90
      4.1 375 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $14.99
      Try the
      20
      14 99
      Save $5.01 (25%)
    • Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve  Front Label
      Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • D95
      • W&S91
      • WS91
      • WW91
      • JS91
      • WE90
      • RP90
      4.4 99 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $59.99
      Try the
      59 99
      59 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc 2018 Front Label
      Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc 2018
      Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
      • WW90
      4.2 122 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $27.99
      Try the
      27 99
      27 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Montrose  2010 Front Label
      Chateau Montrose 2010
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
      • RP99
      • D98
      • WS97
      • JS97
      • WE96
      • WW96
      4.4 19 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $289.99
      Try the
      299 99
      289 99
      Save $10.00 (3%)
    • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
      Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (375ML half-bottle)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • WW92
      • JS92
      • WS90
      • W&S90
      4.4 122 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $34.97
      Try the
      34 97
      34 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Taittinger Brut La Francaise Front Label
      Taittinger Brut La Francaise
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • WW93
      • RP91
      • WS90
      4.6 193 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $49.99
      Try the
      55
      49 99
      Save $5.01 (9%)
    • Louis Roederer Brut Premier Front Label
      Louis Roederer Brut Premier
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • JS93
      • W&S92
      • WS92
      • RP92
      • WW92
      • WE90
      • CG90
      4.3 133 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $49.99
      Try the
      54
      49 99
      Save $4.01 (7%)
    • William Fevre Chablis Domaine 2018  Front Label
      William Fevre Chablis Domaine 2018
      Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
      • JS92
      • WS91
      • WW91
      • V90
      4.3 17 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $34.99
      Try the
      40
      34 99
      Save $5.01 (13%)
    • JCB No. 69 Brut Rose Cremant de Bourgogne  Front Label
      JCB No. 69 Brut Rose Cremant de Bourgogne
      Rosé Sparkling Wine from Burgundy, France
      • WW92
      4.4 107 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $26.99
      Try the
      28
      26 99
      Save $1.01 (4%)
    • VieVite Rose 2018  Front Label
      VieVite Rose 2018
      Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
      • WW89
      4.1 123 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $17.99
      Try the
      21
      17 99
      Save $3.01 (14%)
    • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) Front Label
      Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • WW92
      • JS92
      • WS90
      • W&S90
      4.4 47 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $149.97
      Try the
      149 97
      149 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (3 Liter Bottle - Jeroboam) Front Label
      Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (3 Liter Bottle - Jeroboam)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
      • WW92
      • JS92
      • WS90
      • W&S90
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $449.97
      Try the
      449 97
      449 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Gerard Bertrand Chateau L'Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge 2017  Front Label
      Gerard Bertrand Chateau L'Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge 2017
      Rhone Red Blends from La Clape, Languedoc, South of France, France
      • WW91
      4.3 60 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $39.99
      Try the
      50
      39 99
      Save $10.01 (20%)
    • Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon 2018 Front Label
      Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon 2018
      Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine, Loire, France
      • WW90
      4.6 25 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $14.99
      Try the
      14 99
      14 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose  Front Label
      Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose
      Rosé Sparkling Wine from Alsace, France
      • WW93
      • WE90
      • WS90
      4.1 418 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $23.99
      Try the
      23 99
      23 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

    It's easy to make the switch.
    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

    Yes, Update Now
    Cheers to You!

    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

    There was an error redeeming your code.

    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 7/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

    Search for ""

    Processing Your Order...