Wine 101 - Southern Rhone
A Handy Primer
Wine 101 - Southern Rhone The main grape in the Southern Rhône is Grenache, followed by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and then Cinsaut. This is a land of blended wines; so getting to know the appellations is vital to understanding what is in each bottle. From lowly Côtes du Rhône to luxury cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, each of the wines of the South Rhône captures the warmth of this region and the slightly rustic edge that has set these wines apart for centuries. What follows is a brief guide to the appellations of the Southern Rhône, with a brief description of each.