Definition - What does Rhone mean?

Rhône is a wine growing region in Southern France. Rhône is located in the Rhône Valley and is split into 2 sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and the Southern Rhone, with each sub-region having different climates that support different wine grape varietals. Rhône has been a wine growing region since about 600 BC and is one of the largest wine growing regions in France.

WineFrog explains Rhone

One of the oldest wine growing regions in France, the Rhône produces many different types and styles of wine. As the region is divided into 2 sub regions that have different climates, they grow different varietals and produce different styles of wines. Northern Rhone has a colder continental climate, characterized by harsh winters and mild summers, while Southern Rhone has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild winters and hot summers. Wine grape varietals from the Rhone regions include; syrah, viognier, marsanne and roussanne.

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