Tolchards-Wine Brochure-2023 - Flipbook - Page 83
FRANCE - RHONE
The Rhone Valley in Southern France can be
roughly divided into 2 regions, the northern
Rhône and Southern Rhône. The north is the
home of some of the finest examples of Syrah
in the world, Names such as Hermitage, St Joseph
and Côte-Rôtie where winemakers blend Syrah with
a small amount of white varieties such as Viognier,
Marsanne and Roussanne, while Condrieu could be
the finest Viognier. The Southern Rhone is home
to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a name which even the
most modestly informed wine fan can call on
as a mark of quality in the region.
There are many more grape varieties used in the
blends for these wines but the GSM blend is predominant.
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Côtes du Rhone villages
wines provide excellent quality for not much money.