Northern Rhone Tasting
The Northern Rhône is considered to be the world's "mecca" for the grape Syrah. Though it may not have originated there (but, in fact, 35 miles or so southeast of there), it is the benchmark region by which all other Syrah wine is compared. Whether or not French Syrah is the best is entirely up to you, but one thing is for certain: The Northern Rhône produces Syrah very unlike other regions in terms of style and it makes it a fascinating region to try to understand. Beyond just reds, there are also 3 other grapes from this area that can claim the Rhône as their place of origin and they are: Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne.