The Rhône Valley is a wine region in southern France that produces a wide variety of red, white and rosé wines. The region is divided into two parts: the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône, each with their own unique terroirs and grape varieties.
In the northern Rhône, the main red grape variety is Syrah, which produces powerful, full-bodied red wines with intense flavors of black fruits, spices and herbs. The most famous wines from this region are Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie and Saint-Joseph. The Northern Rhône also produces some excellent white wines made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne grapes.
In the southern Rhône, the main red grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, which are often blended together to produce complex, full-bodied reds. The most famous wine from this region is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, made from a blend of no less than 13 different grape varieties. Other notable wines from the southern Rhône are Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Côtes du Rhône.
The southern Rhône also produces some excellent rosé wines, made mainly from Grenache grapes. These wines are typically dry, crisp and fruity, with flavors of red berries and citrus.