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While there are many wine regions within France, the best known are Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire, Champagne and the Rhone. In the red wines of Burgundy, the two grape varietals used are Pinot Noir and Gamay, the latter of which is used in making Beaujoulais. Chardonnay is the varietal for white Burgundy. Bordeaux produces many more varietals, of which the overwhelming variety for red wine is Cabernet Sauvignon. In the communes of St Emillon and Pomerol, Merlot happens to be the major grape. Other varietals include, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Bordeaux’s whites include Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. While Alsace and the Loire produce some reds, they are really known for their white wines. In Alsace, Riesling predominates, but there is also a large quantity of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris (formerly called Tokay), Muscat, and Pinot Blanc, while in the Loire it is Muscadet, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Gamay. Champagne has three varietals that can be used in the wines of the region, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Finally the Rhone, made up of Hermitage, Condrieu, Cornas, St Joseph, Cote Rotie and Crozes Hermitage in the north, where the main varietal is Syrah and in the south, Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras, where a huge variety of grapes are grown, among the best known, Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignane and Cinsault.
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Chapoutier La Sizeranne Hermitage 2005  750ML     
Color: Deep garnet red with purple hues. ... more
Sku: 18030
Reg. $99.99
 
Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre 2005  750ml     
The 2005 Cornas Domaine de St.-Pierre looked very  more
Sku: 1425210*
Reg. $143.99
On Sale $119.99
28% discount on 6 bottles for $623.94
 
Vidal-Fleury Cote-Rotie La Chatillonne 2005  750ml     
The finest of these single vineyard offerings is ... more
Sku: 1865448*
Reg. $137.99
On Sale $114.99
28% discount on 6 bottles for $593.94
 
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