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The wines of the Northern Rhone Valley

Testez vos connaissances !

1 - What is the unique red grape variety found in the Northern Rhone Valley?






2- What is the smallest of the appellations of the Rhone Valley?


Castle grillet 

Croze hermitage

Châteauneuf du pape


3 - What name is known for its blonde and brown ribs?



Ribs of the tricastin



4 - What is the particularity of the Hermitage appellation soils?


They are a real puzzle of terroirs

They are homogeneous

They are made of chalk

5 - The village of Châteauneuf du pape has not always been called so.

What was his old name?


Châteauneuf sur Isère


Châteauneuf de Vacqueyre


6 - Which type of vines are included in the composition of the white Hermitages?


Clairette, viognier

Chardonnay, pinot blanc

Marsanne, roussanne 


7 - Which village is considered the birthplace of the appellation Saint Jospeh?


Tournaments on the Rhône




8 - Who is the intruder among these villages on the Rhone coast?






9 - Which domain among the following is reputed to vinify the 13 type of vines of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape within the same vintage?






10 - Which city is considered the capital of the Côtes du Rhône





Answers :

1: Syrah - 2 : Château grillet - 3 : Côte-Rôtie - 4 : Ils constituent un véritable puzzle de terroirs - 5 : Châteauneuf-Calcernier - 6 : Marsanne, roussanne - 7 : Mauves - 8 :  Bédarrides - 9 : Beaurenard - 10 : Avignon

A walk in the vineyard of Vienna in Valencia passes by the Côte Rôtie whose type of vines are the Syrah and the Viognier then by Château Grillet (Viogner grape variety), the smallest appellation of the Rhone valley, we continue to drive on the right bank of the Rhone towards Condrieu the country of the apricots. 

Then a large strip of land marked the territory of Saint Joseph.

Further south is the Hermitage and its famous hill as well as the Crozes-Hermitage on the left bank of the Rhone.

Finally we finish our ballad by Cornas and Saint Peray renowned for its sparkling wines.


Who says wine, who says basement


At the geological level the personality of the north is more granite.

Underground melody at the winemakers but the key to this musical harmony is represented by terroirs

True or False


One only makes sweet wines in the southern part of the Rhone Valley.


FALSE: Beside the muscats of Beaumes-de-Venise and the natural sweet wines of Rasteau, there is a real curiosity: the straw wine of the Hermitage. 

It is produced in the same way as that of the Jura, allowing grapes to dry once harvested for three months to concentrate the sugars.

Produced in very small quantities, very expensive to manufacture, this wine is however unique, with aromas that oscillate between the mushroom and the exotic fruits.

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