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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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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Front Label
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    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1997 Front Label
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    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de Beaurenard Cuvee Boisrenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003  Front Label
    Domaine de Beaurenard Cuvee Boisrenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
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  • Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Front Label
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Front Label
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  • Louis Bernard Crau Des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Front Label
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  • Guigal Saint-Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice Rouge 2007 Front Label
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  • Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite Chapelle 2010 Front Label
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  • Maison Nicolas Perrin Hermitage Blanc 2008 Front Label
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    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Famille Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc 2017  Front Label
    Famille Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc 2017
    Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Maison Nicolas Perrin Condrieu 2011 Front Label
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    Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2003 Front Label
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  • Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Reine des Bois 2003 Front Label
    Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Reine des Bois 2003
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    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 1998  Front Label
    Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 1998
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  • Jaboulet Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre 2009 Front Label
    Jaboulet Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre 2009
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    M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 2004
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2003 Front Label
    Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2003
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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