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The Rhône Valley

How a small band of vintners spurred a renaissance in this benchmark region
Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: December 15, 2003

The Rhône Valley is the historic cradle of Syrah, but the variety was almost wiped out of existence before making a strong comeback over the last 40 years. Today, the region is to Syrah what Burgundy is to Pinot Noir: its best wines set benchmarks against which other wines in the world are measured.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2003.

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