Appellations of Southern Rhône

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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Luberon AOC

Luberon is a French wine AOC at the southernmost tip of the Rhône Valley region. Established in 1988 under the name Côtes du Luberon, the appellation produces red, white and rosé wines from a relatively long list of permitted grape varieties.

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Vacqueyras AOC

Vacqueyras is predominantly a red wine appellation in the Southern Rhône. Created in 1990, it produces soft, plummy wines from Grenache. In some areas it reaches 440m and in good years vineyards at this altitude can provide interesting aromatic complexity. Vacqueyras is often compared to nearby Gigondas in style.

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