Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne are grape varieties originating from the northern Côtes du Rhône. Why three exceptional women? These are the only three female grape varieties in France. They make it possible to produce, in favorable conditions, exceptional wines. Syrah produces grapes with white pulp but a red skin. It has therefore been used for several hundred years to produce great red wines for laying down. Marsanne and Roussanne have also been cultivated for centuries to give grapes with white pulp and skin. They are often blended to give dry white wines, rich in aromas and complex. I am talking to you today about these three grape varieties because in eight months I will be making my first vinification. I am currently doing a higher technician certificate in oenology viticulture at the Beaune viticulture school (in the heart of the great wines of Burgundy). So, in June 2008, I finished my sixth year of study on the biology of the vine and the science of wine. From July, I intend to work a plot of my father in Appellation Saint-Péray, Crus des Côtes du Rhône and sell my first vintage the following year. So I created this blog to pass on my passion to you, tell you about the wines and vineyards that I discover and give you the news of the Rémy Nodin estate and its Grands Vins des Côtes du Rhône.