While the reds are the star of the region, Cotes du Rhone whites
are produced from Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairet and Bourboulenc grapes -- with flavors that range from dry citrus to mellow and robust. The herbs that grow abundantly in the area give the wines hints of lavender, juniper, bay laurel, fennel, rosemary, sage and thyme.
More information about Cotes du Rhone wine & wineries around the Web:
Cotes du Rhône - The Terroir-France site comes through
with its reliable coverage of the wine, geography, history, information
& pictures on wine making in the area, foods that match the
wines, a map, with related links to reviews and shopping.
Wines - ProvenceBeyond - Here you'll find a listing of
Cotes du Rhone wineries, information on the village with winery
listings in the Orange, Gard - Avignon Northwest, and Camargue
areas. They also have a nicely detailed Cote
du Rhone Wine Map. Visiting the section on villages provides
some good information on the region including pictures. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape
page is well worth a visit, along with more on regional history
and hiking info..
- Les Cotes Du Rhone - The wines of Provence has information
on grape and wine festivals, chateaux, and where to find the properties
and co-operative wineries (caves coopératives) AOC "Côtes
du Rhône" with links when they are available...
The Cotes Du Rhone - The map on the main page is the entry
to each of the villages. Click on a name and the page opens to
a photo of the scenic landscape and information on the village
including market days and other local information. The wine
pages allow you to search by appellation or by choosing the
area you'd like to explore...