The Rhône is a classic French wine region that has been a center of wine culture since ancient times, with incredible popularity even today. The Rhône valley stretches from central France near Lyon almost to the Mediterranean Sea. The region produces many celebrated appellations that are named after villages along the river.
The region is known for its indigenous grapes, referred to as "Rhône grapes" which include Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Roussanne.
AOP Côtes du Rhône
This wine comes from the Southern part of Côtes du Rhône. To create this wine, Jean-Jacques Beaumet has added higher-quality grapes from the Côtes du Rhône Village, Visan, a sub-region of the generic Côtes du Rhône appellation to increase the depth, complexity, structure, and overall quality of this wine.
Cairanne has become a “Cru,” just like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, or Crozes-Hermitage. Cru is the highest recognition for an appellation in the Rhône region. This shows that the village has a tremendous popularity and the ambitions that go along with it.