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Cotes du Rhone wine information

Rhône wines: 10 wines in the French Wine Guide

Côtes du Rhône is probably the most diverse wine region in France.

From the very different full-body red wines of Côte Rôtie in the north and Châteauneuf du Pape in the south to the exquisite white wine of Condrieu and Château Grillet and the fruity red wines of Crozes Hermitage and of the southern Rhône region.

The most basic information on the wine of Rhône are :

Location: In the Rhône valley, south of Lyon to the Mediterranean Sea
Rhône region information
Size: On 6 French departments: Rhône, Loire, Ardèche, Drôme, Gard and Vaucluse
Size of the vineyards: 70,000 hectares (170,000 acres)
Grapes in Rhône:

Red: Grenache 55%
White: Clairette 35%

Production: 450 million bottles
14% of French wine production
Rhône wine making
Type of Wine:

Full body red wine (north)
Light to medium body fruity red wine (south)
Dry full body white wine (north)

Rhône Wine and food: Full body red wine: roasted red meat, game
Full body white wine: grilled fish
Other red wines: beef steak, grilled white meat, etc
Rhône wine and food


Read more about Côtes du Rhône wines with :
- Rhone Valley: The 90 Greatest Wines

About the Rhone Valley wine region :
Wines of Rhône - Côtes du Rhône wine information - Côtes du Rhône region information - Rhône wine history - Rhône wine making - Côtes du Rhône map - Rhône wine and food - Buy Rhône wines - Rhône main page

Wines from Côtes du Rhône :
Côte Rôtie - Condrieu - Château Grillet - Hermitage - Crozes Hermitage - Cornas - Côtes du Rhône aoc - Côtes du Rhône villages - Gigondas - Châteauneuf du Pape - Côtes du Ventoux - Wines from Côtes du Rhône

Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West



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