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France

Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean ...

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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 Mouton Rothschild (top shoulder fill) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (stained label) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Dom Perignon 1982
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Chateau Certan de May 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Canon 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Dom Perignon (torn label) 1982
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Vieux Chateau Certan 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Ausone 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Margaux 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cheval Blanc 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Montrose 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Les Forts de Latour 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Rose (torn capsule) 1982
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau La Lagune 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pontet-Canet (bin soiled labels) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Latour 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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