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Rhône wine refers to wine made in the Rhône Valley viticultural region of France. It’s the second largest region in France, after Bordeaux, but compared to Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhône wine is quite underrated. Wine has been produced in the Rhône Valley since 600BC. It can be split into two distinct subregions, the cooler Northern Rhône and the more Mediterranean Southern Rhône, each with their own trademark grapes. Numerous other appellations are contained within those two, including the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the south. The grapes most commonly associated with Northern Rhône are the red grape Syrah, and the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. In the South a much wider range of grapes are grown, including but not limited to Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Muscardin and Roussanne. Rhône Valley grapes have not had as much success abroad as ones from Bordeaux or Burgundy, but there are a few notable examples. Syrah/Shiraz has been immensely successful in Australia, and Cinsault in South Africa where it is called Hermitage.