The Northern and Southern Rhone are quite distinct districts, with the vast majority of Cotes du Rhone coming from the South. The cooler climate Northern Rhones have the prestige of appellations like Hermitage and Cote Rotie, which are serious rivals to Bordeaux and Burgundy. Delicious, warming reds, and complex whites.

Northern Rhone's key grapes are MarsanneRoussanne and Viognier (w), and Syrah (r).

Southern Rhone's reds use CarignanCinsaultGrenacheMourvèdre and Syrah.

Useful map HERE