Côtes du Rhône
Distinctive wines since 125 B.C.
Typically thought of as a baby Chateâuneuf-du-Pape, the term Côtes du Rhône actually doesn’t merely apply to the flatter outskirts of the major southern Rhône appellations, it also includes the fringes of well-respected northern Rhône appellations. White wines can be produced under the appellation name, but very little is actually made.
The region offers some of the best values in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds. Red wine varieties include most of the Chateâuneuf-du-Pape varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Counoise, as well as Carignan. White grapes grown include Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Viognier, among others.
Tardieu-Laurent Les Becs Fins Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2007Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2007Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France