These days we've found that most wine drinkers are familiar
with wines from the Rhône Valley, specifically, Côtes du Rhône.
The Rhône Valley consists of some of the top wine producing regions in France. The region is divided up into two areas - Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. In the north where it is much cooler,
you'll find mostly Syrah. The wines will be full-bodied, savory, and floral.
Northern Rhône is also the birthplace of rich, honeyed, stone fruity Viognier. In the South, you will also find quite a bit of Syrah, but mostly in blends. Because of the warmer Mediterranean influence, Grenache
becomes the prominent grape varietal.
This week, we will taste an assortment of wines from
Rhône Valley while giving you a bit more understanding
of the region and the amazing wines being produced there.
There's no place like Rhône!