Lots of grapes grown in the Rhone. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is my favorite Southern Rhone, and Crozes-Hermitage for the North, red or white (although a good Crozes Blanc is a wild ride!) I am usually not a fan of Rose wines, but I recently had a Rose from the South that was beautifully superb.
The region is divided between North and South. Grapes of the North include Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier. In the Southern Rhone valley, wine making got its start in France a couple thousand years ago, courtesy of the Romans. Grapes grown in the South include, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counosie, Vaccarese, Picpoul Noir, Terret Noir, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, and Picardan.
When I get my nose in a Rhone, I am at my most satisfied!
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle