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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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  • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Front Label
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    Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011
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  • Clos Saint-Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Clos Saint-Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
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  • Domaine de Marcoux Cotes-du-Rhone 2011 Front Label
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  • Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2011 Front Label
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  • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2011 Front Label
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2011 Front Label
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    Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph White Celeste 2011 Front Label
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    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2011  Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Georges Vernay Cote-Rotie Maison Rouge 2011 Front Label
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  • Guigal La Doriane Condrieu 2011 Front Label
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    Delas Hermitage Les Bessards (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
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    M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011 Front Label
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