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France ( Wines )

France – the home of BordeauxBurgundy and Champagne – is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of both the elite and the common people, and a key symbol in Roman Catholicism, France's majority religion.

The enduring attraction of French wine is not necessarily its volume or prestige, however, but rather the variety of styles available. Consumer preferences have changed over the centuries, encouraging the development of new styles of wine from the terrain and grape varieties available to France's vignerons. Red, white, rosé, sweet, dry, sparkling, opulent, austere, mineral-scented, fruity – French vineyards have produced wines to match each of these descriptors.

The diversity of French wine is due, in part, to the country's wide range of climates. Champagne, its most northerly region, has one of the coolest climates anywhere in the wine-growing world – in stark contrast to the warm, dry Rhone Valley 350 miles (560km) away in the southeast. Bordeaux, in the southwest, has a maritime climate heavily influenced by the Atlantic ocean to its west and the various rivers that wind their way between its vineyards. Far from any oceanic influence, eastern regions such as Burgundy and Alsace have a continental climate, with warm, dry summers and cold winters. In France's deep south, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon enjoy a definitively Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and relatively mild winters.

Geology and topography play equally important roles in the diversity of French wine. The country's large number of independently recognized wine regions and sub-regions reflects its wide range of soil types – and the landscapes that created them. Each sub-region can be defined by its particular geographical features, which in turn create specific characteristics in the wines produced there. From the granite hills of Beaujolais to the famous chalky slopes of Chablis and the gravels of the Medoc, the sites on which France's vineyards have been developed are considered of vital importance and are at the heart of the concept of terroir.

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  • Sauvignon Blanc - Farsonsdirect
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    Sauvignon Blanc

    Fat Bastard

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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  • Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru Classé - Farsonsdirect
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    Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru Classé

    Château Beychevelle

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2014

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    Chardonnay

    Fat Bastard

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2019

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  • Select Blanc - Farsonsdirect
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    Select Blanc

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

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    Pétrus

    Pétrus

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2008

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  • Select Rouge - Farsonsdirect
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    Select Rouge

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

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  • Beaujolais Nouveau - Farsonsdirect
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    Beaujolais Nouveau

    Georges Duboeuf

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2021

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    Special Cuvée

    Bollinger

    VOL 75cl

    Current price €48.30
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  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Champgains - Premier Cru - Farsonsdirect
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    Puligny-Montrachet Les Champgains - Premier Cru

    Domaine Chavy-Chouet

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

    Current price €70.38
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    Sancerre

    Domaine de Lispaul

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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    Côtes du Rhône Blanc

    Château Mont-Redon

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

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    Special Cuvée Bond 2020 Edition in box

    Bollinger

    VOL 75cl

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    Syrah VDP

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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  • Château Puy Blanquet, Grand Cru - Farsonsdirect
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    Château Puy Blanquet, Grand Cru

    Château Puy Blanquet

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2017

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    Pouilly-Fuissé

    Georges Duboeuf

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

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  • Chablis - Farsonsdirect
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    Chablis

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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  • Sancerre Blanc - Farsonsdirect
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    Sancerre Blanc

    Jolivet

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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  • Sauvignon Blanc Les Coches - Farsonsdirect
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    Sauvignon Blanc Les Coches

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

    Current price €5.51
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  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Farsonsdirect
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    Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Château Mont-Redon

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2017

    Current price €28.98
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  • Chinon - Farsonsdirect
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    Chinon

    Langlois-Château

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

    Current price €12.88
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  • Bourgogne Rouge - Farsonsdirect
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    Bourgogne Rouge

    Joseph Faiveley

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

    Current price €17.47
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  • Château Magdelaine, 1er grand cru classé - Farsonsdirect
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    Château Magdelaine, 1er grand cru classé

    Château Magdelaine

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 1978

    Current price €85.56
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  • Meursault Clos des Corvées de Citeau - MONOPOLE - Farsonsdirect
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    Meursault Clos des Corvées de Citeau - MONOPOLE

    Domaine Chavy-Chouet

    VOL 1.5L

    Vintage 2018

    Current price €111.78
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  • Hautes Côtes de Nuits Les Dames Huguettes - Farsonsdirect
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    Hautes Côtes de Nuits Les Dames Huguettes

    Joseph Faiveley

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

    Current price €20.24
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