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What are the primary grape varieties of Northern Rhone

Whites
•Viognier
• Roussane
• Marsanne

Red
• Syrah

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What is the climate of northern Rhone

Continental with le mistral winds

2

What are the soil types of northern Rhone

steep slopes with granite and shist in north

Heavier clay in south

3

What are the northern Rhone AOC's

• Côte Rotie
(Red wines only: Syrah with max, 20% Viognier)
• Condrieu
(White wines only)
• Chateau Grillet
(White wines only)
• St-Joseph
(Red wines: min 90% Syrah, 10% Marsanne Roussane)
• Crozes-Hermitage
• Hermitage
• Cornas
(Red wines: 100% Syrah)
• St-Peray
(Still and sparkling wines)

4

What are the primary grape varietals of southern Rhone

Whites:
• Roussane
• Clairette
• Piquepoul Blanc
• Bourboulenc
• Picardan
Reds:
• Syrah
• Grenache
• Mouvedre
• Cinsault
• Counoise
• Terret Noir
• Vaccarese
• Muscardin

5

What is the climate of southern Rhone as well as the soil types?

Mediterranean with mistral wind. Alluvial and galets in CDP

6

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)
• Vacqueyras
• Tavel (Grenache based rose)
• Lirac
• Beaumes-de-Venise
• Vinsobres
• Rasteau (Red wines and Vin Doux Naturel)

7

What is the largest producer of the region

Guigal

8

Name a well prized wine of Côte Rotie

La Landonne

9

What are some major producers of hermitage?

Delas, M. Chapouttier, jaboulet

10

Why do northern rhone producers co-ferment white grapes (marsanne/roussane) with Syrah?

• stabilizes color
• adds floral notes
• moderates tannin extraction

11

What is so special about cornas?

Bottled as 100% varietal Syrah

12

What is a premier wine of hermitage from jaboulet?

La chapelle

13

What is different about Cremant de Die and coteau de die?

• methode traditionelle and ancestrale
• clariette grape

14

What is the monopole/AOP within Condrieu

Chateau grillet

15

What are well known producers of Condrieu?

Georges Vernay, Yves Cuilleron, Andre Perret, Paul jaboulet

16

What is the soil type of Condrieu

Arzelle - powdery decomposed mica

17

What is difference about st. peray?

It exclusively produces Marsanne and Roussane wines which can also be made in moussoux style.

18

What is Tavel AOP in southern Rhone

They are dedicated to Rose

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What are three go to red wines from southern Rhone

•Chateau mont-redon, chateanuef du pape

• Chateau de Beaucastel
• Clos de caillou
• Clos de Mont Olivet, la cuvée du papet