I first became interested in Cotes du Rhone (a type of wine produced in France) when I was studying in Provence. We spent a day at a vineyard near Arles, which is just on the tip of the area that is allowed to make Cotes du Rhone, studying production of the wine. I bought several bottles that I packed very carefully to bring home! Cotes do Rhone can be red, rose, or white - though most I've found for sale in the US have been red.
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3 months ago