Appellations of Southern Rhône

Beaumes de Venise AOC

Located in the Vaucluse, Beaumes de Venice was granted AOC status in 2005 for its spicy and peppery red wines. The area remains better known for its fortified and sweet Muscat based white wines however, which carry their own separate appellation.

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Cairanne AOC

Cairanne is a relatively new appellation having broken away from the the Côtes du Rhône AOC in 2016. It produces red, rosé and white wines.

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of France’s most recognised red wines. Produced from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and up to fifteen others, the wines are often big, robust and full bodied but with the potential to age and improve for many years from the vintage.

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Costières de Nîmes AOC

Although technically in the Languedoc, Costières de Nîmes AOC has been reassigned to the the administrative control of the Rhône Valley wine committee.

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