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2010 Chateau L'Ermitage Costieres de Nimes Rouge, Rhone, France

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Grape Variety

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties that might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the "four Cs": Carignan, Cinsaut, ...more

  • Costieres de Nimes is the most southerly appellation of the Rhone wine region in south-eastern France. The wines of the area are reputed to have been consumed by the Ancient Greeks and thus figure among the oldest known wines in the world.

    The appellation AOC Costieres de Nimes was granted in 1989; prior to that, the wines were produced at the lower VDQS level under the Costieres du Gard title. Until 2004, the appellation was officially part of the ...more

  • The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more

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