There’s still no place like Rhône
France’s most egalitarian wine region has a system that allows every humble producer to believe they can crack the big time
The north and south of the Rhône are vast physical areas separated by distance and the grapes they use, and also by climate. The southern Rhône has a brilliant blue-skied Mediterranean climate, while the northern Rhône has a variable continental climate.
Happily, two things unite the region beyond their differences. One is orange roof tiles, which clad every roof from Lyon to the Mediterranean, in stark contrast with slate,...
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