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General information about wines from Northern Rhone Wine Region of France

July 20, 2011

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Rhone Valley

Northern Wine Region

General Information

The region is named after the Rhône river, which runs through the Rhône Valley wine region along 120 miles, and unites two distinct parts: the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône. They have different grape varieties, different winemaking philosophies, different soils, and, to some extent, different climates. The region is the number two producer of AOC wine, after Bordeaux.

The Northern Rhône, one of the oldest wine-producing areas of France, is a long, narrow wine region (40 miles) between the towns of Vienne in the north and Valence in the south.
In a nearly continuous stretch, Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château Grillet, St-Joseph, Cornas and St-Peray vineyards cover the steep, terraced hills sloping down toward the river from the west. Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage vineyards occupy the eastern bank.
The Northern Rhône has a continental climate. Summers are warm with a lot of sun, winters are cold.
The soils are mainly porous granite and schist covered with only thin layers of soil.
The single red grape variety is Syrah, which produces dark red, tannin-rich wines. They are long-lived and very full-bodied. Several white varieties also grow in this area: Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne and are among the most unusual white wines.
Like most French wines, the Northern Rhône Valley wines carry the names of the places where their grapes grow but they are without a ranking system.


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