Wine 101 - Northern Rhone Wines
The Great Syrah of France
Wine 101 - Northern Rhone Wines Unlike the wines of the Southern Rhône, the red wines of the north tend to be 100% Syrah, and the only other addition in most cases happens to be a small addition of white grapes! This is a less forgiving region than the softer contours of the south allow for. Here the hills are where the action is, producing wines that have a purity and elegance, yet express the extreme nature of their vineyards.