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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 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Branaire-Ducru  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Montrose  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 2003 Front Label
    Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 2003
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Famille Ligneres Cabanon de Pascal 2003 Front Label
    Domaine Famille Ligneres Cabanon de Pascal 2003
    Grenache from Languedoc, South of France, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Vignot  2003 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (stained label) 2003 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (stained label) 2003
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Louis Bernard Gigondas 2003 Front Label
    Louis Bernard Gigondas 2003
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau La Boutignane Dry Rose 2003
    Rosé from France
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  • Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2003 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2003
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Giscours (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
    Chateau Giscours (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Guigal Gigondas Rouge 2003 Front Label
    Guigal Gigondas Rouge 2003
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Villa Bel Air Graves Rouge 2003 Front Label
    Chateau Villa Bel Air Graves Rouge 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lassegue  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Lassegue 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Potensac  2003 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Pez  2003 Front Label
    Chateau de Pez 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Louis Roederer Brut Rose 2003 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Brut Rose 2003
    Sparkling Rosé from Champagne, France
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  • Bruno Paillard Nec Plus Ultra Brut 2003 Front Label
    Bruno Paillard Nec Plus Ultra Brut 2003
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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