Rhône wines by appellation

Rhône wines by appellation

Rhône wines by region - appellation

Source: Appellattions Rhône

One of France's most celebrated wine regions, the Rhône Valley stretches along the Rhône River and encompasses a diversity of microclimates and terroirs. This region is divided into two main parts: the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône, each with unique characteristics and wine styles.

In the Northern Rhône, some notable grape varieties dominate, including Syrah for red wines and Viognier for white wines. Famous appellations such as Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and Cornas produce powerful red wines with complex aromas, while Condrieu is known for its lush, aromatic white wines.

The southern Rhône is more diverse in both grape varieties and wine styles. Here, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre play a leading role in red blends, while white wines are often composed of grapes such as Roussanne and Marsanne. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its iconic boulder beds, is symbolic of the region and produces both powerful red and elegant white wines.

The Rhône Valley is famous for its sun-drenched vineyards, Mediterranean climate and the Mistral wind that cools the vineyards. The diversity in soil types and height differences contributes to the complexity of the wines. Whether you enjoy the robust red wines of the Northern Rhône or the luscious blends of the Southern Rhône, the region offers a wealth of tasting experiences that reflect the rich history and traditions of French viticulture.

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