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Rhone North

The northern Rhône Valley is steep-sided and narrow and produces less than 10% of the region’s wine, mostly in appellations whose prestige largely outweighs production volumes, like Hermitage, Cornas, Condrieu or Côte-Rôtie. It is renowned for its Syrah, which is easily identified by spicy pepper and sturdy fruit flavours.