Flashcards in Rhone Valley Deck (20):
What are the primary grape varieties of Northern Rhone
What is the climate of northern Rhone
Continental with le mistral winds
What are the soil types of northern Rhone
steep slopes with granite and shist in north
Heavier clay in south
What are the northern Rhone AOC's
• Côte Rotie
(Red wines only: Syrah with max, 20% Viognier)
(White wines only)
• Chateau Grillet
(White wines only)
(Red wines: min 90% Syrah, 10% Marsanne Roussane)
(Red wines: 100% Syrah)
(Still and sparkling wines)
What are the primary grape varietals of southern Rhone
• Piquepoul Blanc
• Terret Noir
What is the climate of southern Rhone as well as the soil types?
Mediterranean with mistral wind. Alluvial and galets in CDP
What are the southern Rhone appellations
• Cotes du Rhone (95% in southern Rhone)
• Cotes du Rhone-Villages (Grenache prominent)
• Chateanuef-du-pape ( 18 grapes authorized, min alcohol 12.5%
• Gigondas (50% Grenache)
• Tavel (Grenache based rose)
• Rasteau (Red wines and Vin Doux Naturel)
What is the largest producer of the region
Name a well prized wine of Côte Rotie
What are some major producers of hermitage?
Delas, M. Chapouttier, jaboulet
Why do northern rhone producers co-ferment white grapes (marsanne/roussane) with Syrah?
• stabilizes color
• adds floral notes
• moderates tannin extraction
What is so special about cornas?
Bottled as 100% varietal Syrah
What is a premier wine of hermitage from jaboulet?
What is different about Cremant de Die and coteau de die?
• methode traditionelle and ancestrale
• clariette grape
What is the monopole/AOP within Condrieu
What are well known producers of Condrieu?
Georges Vernay, Yves Cuilleron, Andre Perret, Paul jaboulet
What is the soil type of Condrieu
Arzelle - powdery decomposed mica
What is difference about st. peray?
It exclusively produces Marsanne and Roussane wines which can also be made in moussoux style.
What is Tavel AOP in southern Rhone
They are dedicated to Rose