As wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape become more popular—and more expensive—those who love the Grenache-based reds of the Southern Rhône Valley can turn to other appellations for relief. Gigondas—located less than 10 miles as the crow flies northeast of Châteauneuf-du-Pape—is considered by many to be a mini version of the Southern Rhône's premier appellation, but in a more rustic vein.
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