Côtes du Rhône is south-east France’s warmer, richer, spicier answer to the drier styles of Bordeaux. Perhaps it is the alcohol that makes these southern Rhône reds so easy to appreciate. Perhaps it is the openly fruity character of the Grenache grape, which dominates here. Whatever the reason, discover these sought-after wines from Châteauneufdu-Pape and Gigondas or the lovely rosés from Tavel.

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