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Single grape varietals (North and South) at Rhone Valley are...

North: Syrah and Viognier
South: Grenache dominated blends

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Rhone subdivided into 2 regions:

Northern Rhone: Single grape varieties
Southern Rhone: Grenache dominated blends
Red wines predominate but whites and roses are also made in the south

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Northern Rhone primary grapes:

Whites: Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne

Red: Syrah

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Northern Rhone climate:

Continental with Le Mistral winds as a major factor

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How is the soil at Northern Rhone?

-Steep slopes with granite soils in Cote Rotie, Condrieu and Hermitage.
-Heavier clay-oriented soils in Saint Joseph and Crozes Hermitage

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Northern Rhone AOC's are...

Cote Rotie
Condrieu
Chateau Grillet
St Joseph
Crozes Hermitage
Hermitage
Cornas
St Peray

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Cote Rotie wines:

Red wines from Syrah with up to 20% Viognier allowed

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Condrieu wines:

White wines from Viognier

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Chateu Grillet wines:

White wines from Viognier from small single state

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St Joseph wines:

Red wines from minimum 90% Syrah and up to 10% Roussanne and Marsanne.
White wines from Roussanne and Marsanne

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Crozes Hermitage wines:

Red wines from Syrah with up to 15% Roussanne and Marsanne.
White wines from Roussanne and Marsanne

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Hermitage wines:

Red wines from Syrah an up to 15% Roussanne and Marsanne.
White wines from Roussanne and Marsanne

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Cornas wines:

Red wines from 100% Syrah

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St Peray wines:

Sparkling wines from Roseanne and Marsanne

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Highly regarded producers at Northern Rhone Valley:

Tierry Alemand
Bernard Burgau
M Chapoutier
Jean-Louis Chave
Jean-Luc Colombo
Les Vins de Vienne
Andre Perret
Domaine Combier
Domaine Alain Graillot

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What are the primary Southern Rhone grape varieties?

Whites: Rousanne, Picardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc.

Reds: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, Muscardin

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How is the climate at Southern Rhone Valley?

Mediterranean with Mistral (Northerly) and Sirocco (Southerly) winds

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How are the soils at Southern Rhone?

Alluvial clays in Gigondas to alluvial deposits and stone in Chateauneuf du Pape

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Minimum alcohol content in Chateauneuf du Pape is _____

12.5% minimum alcohol content

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Southern Rhone Appellations...

Chateauneuf du Pape
Gigondas
Vacqueyras
Cotes du Rhone
Cotes du Rhone Villages
Tavel
Lirac
Beaumes de Venise
Vinsobres
Rasteau

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Red Wines in Gigondas are...

Maximum 80% Grenache

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Red Wines in vacqueyras are...

From Grenache blends with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Clairette and Bourboulenc

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What is the predominant red variety in Cotes du Rhone Villages?

Grenache

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Roses in Tavel come from...

Grenache and Cinsault

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Lirac, Beaumes de Venise and Rasteau red wine variety dominant is...

Grenache

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Vinsobres red wines with a minimum of _____% Grenache

50%

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Some producer from Southern Rhone are:

Chateau de la Canorgue, Chateau Signac, Chateau du Trignon, Clos du Joncuas, Domaine Brusset, Domaine de Cabasse, Domaine Viret

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What kind of wine is Provence famous for?

Rose wines

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Provence Appellations:

Bandol
Cassis
Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Cotes de Provence