Côtes du Rhône is probably the most diverse wine region in France. From the very different full-body red wines of Côte Rôtie in the north and Châteauneuf du Pape in the south to the exquisite white wine of Condrieu and Château Grillet and the fruity red wines of Crozes Hermitage and of the southern Rhône region.
Continental in the north of the Rhône region (cold winter warm summer) Mediterranean in the south (mild winter hot summer)
Granite in the north of the Rhône region Limestone in the south
Red Grapes in Rhône: Grenache 55%, Syrah 15%, Carignan 15%, Mourvèdre. White Grapes in Rhône: Clairette 35%, Grenache blanc 20%, Ugni blanc 20%, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier.