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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.

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  • Chateau Larose-Trintaudon  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Larose-Trintaudon 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Les Grands Marechaux  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Les Grands Marechaux 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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  • Barton & Guestier Chateau Magnol Cru Bourgeois 2016  Front Label
    Barton & Guestier Chateau Magnol Cru Bourgeois 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Poncie Le Pre Roi Fleurie 2016  Front Label
    Chateau de Poncie Le Pre Roi Fleurie 2016
    Gamay from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
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  • Philippe Livera Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Village 2016  Front Label
    Philippe Livera Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Village 2016
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Odilon  2016  Front Label
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  • Maison Chanzy Santenay Les Gravieres Premier Cru 2016  Front Label
    Maison Chanzy Santenay Les Gravieres Premier Cru 2016
    Pinot Noir from Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Vinzelles 2016 Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Vinzelles 2016
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Vinzelles, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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