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Southern Rhône


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For wine purposes, the Rhône is generally divided into three sections: Côtes du Rhône, the Northern Rhône, and the Southern Rhône. While the Côtes provides the bulk of the Rhône's everyman wine, and the northern portion often makes the best boutique and collectible styles, the southern Rhône falls in between. There are a number of famous appellations here, but the mainstay of the southern Rhône is the world-famous, massive Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

There are a dozen appellations in the southern Rhône; this page is a jumping off point for them.