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Rhône Wine France

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A long and narrow valley producing flavorful red, white, and rosé wines, the Rhône is bisected by the river of the same name and split into two distinct sub-regions—north and south. While a handful of grape varieties span the entire length of the valley, there are significant differences between the two zones in climate and geography as well as the style and quantity of wines produced. The Northern Rhône, with its continental climate and steep hillside vineyards, is responsible for a mere 5% or less of the greater region’s total output. The Southern Rhône has a much more Mediterranean climate, the aggressive, chilly Mistral wind and plentiful fragrant wild herbs known collectively as ‘garrigue.’

In the Northern Rhône, the only permitted red variety is Syrah, which in the appellations of St.-Joseph, Hermitage, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie, it produces velvety black-fruit driven, savory, peppery red wines often with telltale notes of olive, game and smoke. Full-bodied, perfumed whites are made from Viognier in Condrieu and Château-Grillet, while elsewhere only Marsanne and Roussanne are used, with the former providing body and texture and the latter lending nervy acidity. The wines of the Southern Rhône are typically blends, with the reds often based on Grenache and balanced by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and an assortment of other varieties. All three northern white varieties are used here, as well as Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourbelenc and more. The best known sub-regions of the Southern Rhône are the reliable, wallet-friendly Côtes du Rhône and the esteemed Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Others include Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the rosé-only appellation Tavel.

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  • M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine 2009 Front Label
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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2009 Front Label
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  • Chene Bleu Heloise 2009 Front Label
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  • Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (scuffed label) 2009 Front Label
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  • Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines 2009 Front Label
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  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2009 Front Label
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  • Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge 2009 Front Label
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  • Delas Les Launes Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2009 Front Label
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  • La Ferme du Mont Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cotes Capelan 2009 Front Label
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  • Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (half-bottle) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (half-bottle) 2009
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  • Paul Autard Cote Ronde Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Front Label
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Selection Crozes-Hermitage Silene 2009 Front Label
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    Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (scuffed labels) 2009
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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Front Label
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    Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
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