From beginners to experts, the Rhône is most certainly a wine lover’s heaven with the famous wines Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cote-Rotie and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Wines from the Southern Rhone and the Northern Rhone are quite different in style and character. Southern Rhone wines are warmer, higher in alcohol, luscious, sweet, spicy and filled with herbs de Provence, kirsch and other ripe red fruits.
Wines from the Northern Rhone often need time to age, before being ready to drink. They can be elegant, exotic, highly perfumed and deliver ripe, black fruits, pepper, earth, flowers and bacon fat aromas.
In the north, Syrah dominates in red wine, while Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne are grown for white wines.
In the south, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is famous for allowing 22 varieties, ranging from Grenache and Syrah to Picpoul, Picardan and Terret Noir.