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Rhone South

The rock-strewn valley of the Southern Rhône is wider and warmer than the northern part of the valley. It is one of the hottest areas of France, and it produces both light and assertive wines blended from thirteen permitted varieties. Most red wine here is based on fruity Grenache and blended with Syrah, Mouvedre, Cinsault and Carignan. Chateauneuf du Pape wines is the most famous appellation in the southern Rhone region., which also produces Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Vacqueyras, Gigondas et many others.