Wines from France's Rhone region, which follows the Rhone river for approximately 125 miles in southeastern France. The northern part of the region contains many great individual Appellations including Cote, Rotie, Condrieu, Chateau Grillet, Saint-Joseph and Hermitage. The dominant grapes here are Syrah for red wines and Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier for whites. The most famous appellation in the south is Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. Most of the vineyards in the southern Rhone produce wines covered by the Cotes Du Rhone appellation. In the southern Rhone the principal red grape is Grenache. The white grapes used include Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Muscardine, Picardan, Roussanne and Piquepoul (or Picpoule).

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