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Red grape of Northern Rhone Valley

Syrah

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White grapes of Northern Rhone Valley

Marsanne
Roussanne
Viognier

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Southern Rhone Valley best Red

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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Southern Rhone Valley largest production

Cotes-du-Rhone

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Southern Rhone reds…

usually blends rather than varietal bottlings

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Regional Appellations for Rhone Valley

Cotes du Rhone
Cotes du Rhone-Villages

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Northern Rhone Appellations for Rhone Valley

Chateau-Grillet: single estate AC (7.5 acres), very expensive Viognier
Condrieu: Viognier
Cornas
Cote-Rotie: Syrah & with some Viognier for blending (up to 20%)
Crozes-Hermitage
Hermitage: 75% Syrah, Whites made with Marsanne and Roussane…with small production of vins de paille
St.-Joseph: Syrah with Marsanne and Roussanne, Whites made with Marsanne and Roussanne
St.-Peray: methode traditional with Marsanne and Roussanne
Cremant de Die: 100% Clariette grapes methode traditional
Clairette de Tradition AC with 70% Muscat…uses Dioise method - variation of methode ancestrale…Chill the fermenting must, bottle, restart fermentation, rack and filter, bottle

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Southern Rhone Appellations for Rhone Valley

Beaumes-de-Venise
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Gigondas
Lirac
Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Rasteau: Cote-du-Rhone-Villages & Vin doux Naturels
Tavel
Vacqueyras
Vinsobres

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Outlying Region Appellations for Rhone Valley

Clairette de Die
Costieres de Nimes
Grignan-les-Adhemar
Cotes de Luberon
Cotes de Ventoux
Cotes du Vivarais

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Vin doux Naturels

a sweet fortified wine made by adding grape spirits to partially fermened grape must

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Rasteau

Cote-du-Rhone Villages
Vin doux Naturels: Grenache Noir, Grenach Gris, Grenache Blanc

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Gigondas

primarily a Red wine region, with a very small amount of rose wine produced, no white wines in the appellation

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Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

Cote-du-Rhone Villages
Vin doux Naturels: Muscat
Beaumes-de-Venise is AC for VDN and Red Wine
Vinsorbes AC: located in the North of South Cote du Rhone

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Vacqueryras

primarily a red wine region with some white and rose wines produced

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Chateauneuf-de-Pape

Galets
Chaptalization is illegal
"Vin de Garde"13 permitted grapes (8 red, 5 white)
Red: Grenache, Syrah, Mourdvedre, Cinsaut, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarese, Picpoul Noir, Terret Noir
White: Grenache Blanc Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussane, Picpoul Gris, Picardan

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Lirac

Known for great roses
now shifting to red and white

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Tavel

Considered on the the best Rose Appelation
Roses must be made directly from red wine by prefermentation maceration or saignee
Tavel must be rose

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Cotes du Ventoux

southeastern region of Rhone valley
3 main areas; Malaucene basin, Carpentras, and Cavaillon
Red & Roses from: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Carignan
White from: Clairette blanche, Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, and Roussane

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Cotes du Luberon

Southeastern extreme of the Rhone
Red from: Grenache noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Carignan, Counoise, Gamay noir, and Pinot noir
Roses from same varieties used for red, and up to 20% of the allowed varieties for white
White from: Clairette blanche, Grenache blanc, Ugni blanc, Roussanne, and Marsanne

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Costieres de Nimes

produced in an area between the ancient city of Nimes and the western Rhone delta
produce mainly reds
Reds from: Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignan, and Cinsault
Whites from: Bourboulenc, Clairette blanc, Grenache blanc, Maccabeo, Rolle, Roussane and Ugni blanc
some Roses made as a by-product from the production of red and white