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French wine is 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 French 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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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        • Maison Brotte Chateauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Barville 2018  Front Label
          Maison Brotte Chateauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Barville 2018
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
          William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots Grand Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Chateau Labegorce  2018  Front Label
          Chateau Labegorce 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Figeac  2018  Front Label
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          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Mauperey Cotes de Bordeaux 2018  Front Label
          Chateau Mauperey Cotes de Bordeaux 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau de Panigon  2018  Front Label
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          Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2018  Front Label
          Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Domaine de Chevalier  2018  Front Label
          Domaine de Chevalier 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis 2018  Front Label
          Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis 2018
          Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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        • Chateau Le Grand Moulin Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye 2018  Front Label
          Chateau Le Grand Moulin Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Haut-Brion  2018  Front Label
          Chateau Haut-Brion 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles 2018  Front Label
          Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles 2018
          Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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        • Chateau Jalousie Beaulieu Bordeaux Superieur 2018  Front Label
          Chateau Jalousie Beaulieu Bordeaux Superieur 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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        • Maison Brotte Creation Grosset Cairanne 2018  Front Label
          Maison Brotte Creation Grosset Cairanne 2018
          Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France
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        • Chateau Langlet  2018  Front Label
          Chateau Langlet 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Pape Clement  2018  Front Label
          Chateau Pape Clement 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • William Fevre Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2018  Front Label
          William Fevre Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Chateau Laribotte Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
          Chateau Laribotte Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2018
          Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Haut-Bergey  2018  Front Label
          Chateau Haut-Bergey 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau le Doyenne  2018  Front Label
          Chateau le Doyenne 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Doisy Daene (375ML half-bottle) 2018 Front Label
          Chateau Doisy Daene (375ML half-bottle) 2018
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          • Chateau Lynch-Bages  2018  Front Label
            Chateau Lynch-Bages 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte  2018  Front Label
            Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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          • Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Le Plateau 2018  Front Label
            Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Le Plateau 2018
            Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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