France’s Rhone Valley
The Rhone River Valley produces much of France’s best “bang for the buck” wines. That doesn’t mean that the region is known only for inexpensive, every day type wine as districts like Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cote-Rotie, and Hermitage produce some of the country’s most sought after and expensive bottlings. The most popular red wine varietals grown there are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre with significant plantings of lesser known grapes such as Carignan, Counoise and many others to be found as well. The white wines of the region are made from a number of varietals with Viognier dominating plantings in the northern areas and a wide variety of grapes being planted in the southern Rhone and Languedoc. The most popular white varietals for producing full bodied whites are Marsanne, Roussannne and Viognier with Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Clairette being the most common ones used for production of lighter style whites.
Tonight we’ll introduce you to wines that exemplify the region and the styles of wines that have made the Rhone Valley so popular among wine lovers.
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