Rhone, France Wine Region

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North Rhône Check out some of the new trends currently sweeping the world of wine. Shiraz Viognier blends are popping up all over the place; Viognier is being talked about as the new, sexy white sensation, and old vine Grenache is winning many fa...

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North Rhône

Check out some of the new trends currently sweeping the world of wine. Shiraz Viognier blends are popping up all over the place; Viognier is being talked about as the new, sexy white sensation, and old vine Grenache is winning many fans with its particularly heroic and ripe fruit flavours. Strangely enough, all of these styles originate in the Rhône Valley and their popularity is part of the Rhône renaissance now sweeping the globe.

Within the Rhône sit some of the finest and most historic vineyards in France, with grapes such as Syrah as well as Grenache showing their incredible best. Generally, the Rhône can be broken into North and South. In the North, the wines are predominantly Syrah, with tiny amounts of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne also found, while the South is better known for Grenache-based blended reds.

Running South from Lyon, the Northern Rhône begins with the famous slopes of Côte Rôtie and Condrieu. The revered Côte Rôtie, or ‘Roasted slope’, which was first planted by those thirsty Romans, makes wines mainly from Syrah, although some have a small percentage of the white Viognier grape, which adds aromas of apricot and blossom, as well as softening the finish. The best wines are absolute crackers, with plenty of spicy, meaty Shiraz character in a restrained, often quite feminine package, although one that can age well for many years. South of the Côte Rôtie is Condrieu, the home of the aromatic and delicious Viognier. If Aussie Viognier is not your thing, don’t let that put you off Condrieu, because it is a finer, and very different beast. Further South again, the less famous vineyards of St Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage give medium-weight spicy Shiraz, with the best having some ageing potential.

As we descend the Rhône, the Granite dome known as Hermitage, after which our own Grange Hermitage was named, rises like a colossus. Here lie some wonderful vineyards, and without doubt one of the best in France. Hermitage and also nearby Cornas make muscular Syrah that smell a bit like a well roasted side of beef and can send shivers down a wine lover’s spine. On Hermitage there is also a very small percentage of Marsanne and Roussanne, from which are crafted some of the most powerful and long-lived white wines in France. They were so revered in the early nineteenth century that White Hermitage was the most expensive wine, of any colour, in the whole country, if not the world. They are rare and difficult to find but, oh, so worth the effort. Hunt them down!

South Rhône

As we proceed further down the Rhône into the Southern zone, the land flattens out and the Mediterranean starts to make its presence felt. While there are still small amounts of Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne, now Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvèdre vines take the reins.

The red wines of the Southern Rhône are the closest that France comes to the Australian style with their plump weight and sweet fruit flavours. For beginners to the international scene, these reds are a great place to start. The best, and justifiably famous, are the Grenache-based wines grown near the towns of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, with their profound, meaty and powerful flavours. Rasteau and Vacqueyras also make some smart wines, although not quite in the same class as their posh neighbours. Below these village wines come the basic Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages which are mainly easy drinking whites and reds. Similar wines made in nearby vineyards under the Côtes du Ventoux and Côteaux du Tricastin labels can also offer good value for money.

While reds steal the show, a couple of the white wines can be also very tasty. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is again the king of the castle, with the wines made mainly from Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Roussanne, and the best lasting a good decade in the bottle. The Southern Rhône also makes some fine Rosés and sweet wines - the full-bodied Rosés from Tavel and sweet Muscat-based dessert wines from Beaumes-de-Venise worth keeping an eye out for.

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Wineries

Andre Brunel Winery Cave de Tain Winery Cave des Clairmont Winery Cave Yves Cuilleron Winery Cellier De Chartreux Winery Chateau de Segrie Winery Chateau Grillet Winery Chateau Mont Redon Winery Chateau Roubine Winery Chateau Silex Winery Chemin des Papes Winery Clos Petite Bellane Winery Côtes du Rhône Winery David Reynaud Domaine Les Bruyeres Winery Delas Winery Domaine Alary Winery Domaine Auguste Clape Winery Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Winery Domaine Chante Cigale Winery Domaine Clusel-Roch Winery Domaine Combier Winery Domaine de Beaurenard Winery Domaine de Fenouillet Winery Domaine de Font-Sane Winery Domaine de la Citadelle Winery Domaine de La Renjarde Winery Domaine de Trevallon Winery Domaine des Bernardins Winery Domaine des Clairmonts Winery Domaine du Parc St Charles Winery Domaine du Vieux Chene Winery Domaine Font de Michelle Winery Domaine Francois Gerard Winery Domaine Jamet Winery Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Winery Domaine La Ligiere Winery Domaine La Roquète Winery Domaine La Soumade Winery Domaine Le Colombier Winery Domaine Les Pallières Winery Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine Winery Domaine Pierre Usseglio Winery Domaine Saint Damien Winery Domaine Santa Duc Winery Domaine St Francois Xavier Winery Entrefaux Crozes-Hermintage Winery Gabriel Meffre Winery Guigal Winery Joseph Pellerin Winery JP Chenet Winery La Croix de l'Ermite Winery La Guicharde Winery La Vieille Ferme Winery Le Cavalier Seul Winery Legless Frog Winery Les Courtilles Winery M. Chapoutier Winery Maison Tardieu Laurent Winery Mas des Bressades Winery Monredon Winery Paul Jaboulet Aine Winery Pierre Amadieu Winery Roland Pignard Winery Saint Cosme Winery Vieux Télégraphe Winery Yves et Mathilde Gangloff Winery

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2011 Pellerin Cotes du Rhone Reserve

From a crackerjack vintage in the Rhone comes this highly affordable, highly slurpable red from Pellerin. Aromas of bold dark plums and cherries ri...

Winery: Joseph Pellerin | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2009 Gabriel Meffre Laurus Chateauneuf du Pape

From an excellent year comes this Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Gabriel Meffre. It's a red blend that has a fair bit of grenache and shiraz in the mix, ...

Winery: Gabriel Meffre | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2009 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge

Made from shiraz, this is a medium-bodied, quite fruity wine that shows red and black fruits on the nose with sniffs of black olives, meatiness and...

Winery: Guigal | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2009 Cave des Clairmont Immanence Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

Sourced from gnarley old vines, this is an awesome little wine that would go well with roasted meats. Aromas of dark fruits, mocha, deli-meats and ...

Winery: Cave des Clairmont | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rose

Appearance: Beautiful pink and red tones. Nose: Floral with hints of aniseed and brown sugar. Palate: Aromas of white flowers, cherries and fruit...

Winery: La Vieille Ferme | Region: Rhone
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2010 M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Noir

One of the oldest regions in France, the Cotes Du Rhone has vines that were first planted there 2,000 years ago. There are a few permutations in th...

Winery: M Chapoutier | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Cave des Clairmont Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

If you are looking for a great food wine that is intriguing drinking, then this is the one for you. It's a light to medium-bodied white that shows ...

Winery: Cave des Clairmont | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2009 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc

As ever a rather ripe. flattering expression of a Rhone white, the emphasis on texture and fruit weight for immediate drinking. The archetype really.

Winery: Guigal | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Domaine Pierre Usseglio Cotes du Rhone

This Côtes du Rhône is produced in one of the best terroir of the appellation. It has lovely red fruits aromas sublimed by its structure and depth....

Winery: Domaine Pierre Usseglio | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2012 M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rose

Made from biodynamically-grown fruit by one of the kings of the Rhone, this is certainly a Rose that punches above it's weight. It's a lighter-bodi...

Winery: M Chapoutier | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2010 Cave de Tain Syrah

The Rhone Valley is getting with the rest of the world and producing variety-labelled wines, and this offering also presents a more modern approach...

Winery: Cave de Tain | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Cotes du Luberon

This wine comes form one of the sunniest parts of France the, Luberon, you could say it’s the French version of our Riverland region but with a tou...

Winery: M Chapoutier | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2006 Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas

Gigondas is the name of the village the grapes come from in this rich, sumtuous, fruity red from the Rhone. Aromas of sweet red raspberries, plums,...

Winery: Gabriel Meffre | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Domaine St Francois Xavier Gigondas Prestige des Dentelles Rouge

This is the 'piece de resistance' for Domaine St Francois Xavier. It's the top cat in their portfolio with fruit sourced from their most prized vin...

Winery: Domaine St Francois Xavier | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Cave de Tain Saint Joseph Classique

Marsanne is one of those white wines that are dry in style and highly versatile with food. The can also live for a few years and develop lovely hon...

Winery: Cave de Tain | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane Vieilles Vignes

Gigondas Domaine Saint-Damien is run by Joel and Amie Saurel. The Saurel family had been tending vineyards for four generations, dating back to 18...

Winery: Domaine Saint Damien | Region: Rhone
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2011 Domaine des Bernardins Muscat de Beaumes de Venise

Varietal: Muscat à petits grains, white (75%) and black (25%) Tasting note: The colour shows hints of amber and weathered gold. Intense and comp...

Winery: Domaine des Bernardins | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc

If you wanted to play an evil trick on your wine buff friends, you could ask them to guess the white grapes in this Cotes Du Rhone blend from Chapo...

Winery: M Chapoutier | Region: Rhone| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge

Appearance: Deep cherry red. Nose: Ripe fruit, rich and spicy. Palate: Red fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry), spice with a fresh finish. Carig...

Winery: La Vieille Ferme | Region: Rhone
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