Thursday, July 19, 2007

Rhône wines -.- Gigondas & Vacqueyras

Maybe not as famous as the big Bordeaux wines, the Rhône wines certainly have quality. The most famous among them are the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines (Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvèdre, Muscardin, Syrah, Terret Noir, and Vaccarèse grapes), but the Gigondas and Vacqueyras (Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsaut and Mourvèdre grapes) certainly deserve more recognition. When visiting the Mont Ventoux, make sure you pop by the caves in those areas and taste and buy the wine.