One of the seven major regional IGP areas for the production of country wines in France. The other six are Atlantique, Comté Tolosan, Méditerranée, Pays d'Oc, Terres du Midi and Val de Loire. The ethymological meaning of "Rhodania" is of Celtic origin; meaning "on the banks of the Rhône". It is located in the southeast and includes the nine departments of Ain, Ardèche, Drôme, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Rhône, Saône-et-Loire and Savoie. The wine-growing areas belong, at least in part, to the three wine-growing regions of Loire, Rhône and Savoie. The most important red wine varieties are Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta), Syrah, Mourvèdre (Monastrell), Carignan Noir (Mazuelo), Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The main white wine varieties are Chardonnay, Viognier, Grenache Blanc (Garnacha Blanca), Altesse and Muscat Blanc.
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