Visiting the Rhône Valley wine region.
A while back I had the good fortune to visit the various Rhône valley wine regions for seven days. The areas within are visually beautiful. The wines of the North can best be described as elegant and delicate. In contrast, the wines of the South are rustic and full of personality. Probably my favourite wines of Planet Earth.
This has been one of the great experiences of my life. Share it with me.
The Rhône valley produces a host of exciting wines under various Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) designations. The major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC.
The Rhône is usually divided into two sub-regions, each with its own vinicultural traditions. The Northern Rhône (Rhône septentrional) and the Southern Rhône (in French Rhône méridional). The northern region makes red wines from the Syrah variety, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces a large range of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes. The most famous appellation is Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Here are the links to the wonderful experiences of all seven days. Enjoy!
Day Four and Day Four continued
Thanks for experiencing it with me,
The Wine Baron