Rhône Wine

 

Located along a section of the Rhone river in southeastern France, this is really two regions.

The northern Rhone is primarily the land of Syrah. The white wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Here, the Rhone Valley narrows, forming steep terraces on which the vines grow. Cooled by the harsh mistral wind, this region has a continental climate. The major Syrah appellations are, roughly from north to south, Cote-Rotie, Condrieu (Viognier), Chateau-Grillet (Viognier; monopole), Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, and Cornas. Saint-Peray is a bit of an oddball here, producing white sparkling wines from Marsanne and Roussanne.

The southern Rhone has a milder climate that moves seamlessly into the Mediterranean climate of Provence. The red wines are made from Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsaut, and Mourvedre. The major appellations are Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Lirac, Vacqueyras, Costieres de Nimes, and Tavel. The last of these produces only rose wine. The whites Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Rhône View all

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

Subregions of Rhône

  • Ardèche

    The Art Farm - The funnest place in the Ardeche. Art, Music, Design, Eco-building, Food, Wine...

  • Northern Rhône

      The northern Rhone is a section of the river of the same name in the southeast of France. ...

  • Costières-de-nîmes

      Costieres de Nimes is the southernmost appellation in the Southern Rhone, just before it t...

  • Côteaux du Lyonnais

    The Coteaux du Lyonnais is an appellation created in 1984,although viticulture in the ares goes...

  • Southern Rhône

      Located along a southeastern section of the Rhone River, this area is home to prestigious ...

Popular Wineries in Rhône View all

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

    Ferraton Père et Fils is a winery/negociant in the north of the Côtes du Rhône. Their wines are...

  • Château de Valcombe

    The winery is totally buried, which avoids seasonal temperature variations. The hand picked ha...

  • Gabriel Meffre

    The name “Gabriel Meffre” evokes first of all the company’s founder, Monsieur Gabriel Meffre, who...

  • M. Chapoutier

    The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Poly...

  • Château de Nages

    I come from a long line of winemakers so my degree in Agricultural Engineering naturally destined...

  • Château Beauchêne

    The Bernard family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. Originally « mesnagers » or tena...

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Rhône on Snooth

  • D - Bests and BindiBoth excellent family wine businessesThe 2 Bindi ... ... ... regional shiraz and more Rhone than Barossa but 1982 was only an average vintage.  Look it could be a nice old shiraz if it has kept some freshness and not oxidised or fallen victim to the cork&nbs Read More

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  • Laudun Chusclan Cinq Cepages Cotes du Rhone 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in London's Kensington ... ... ... It is a white Cotes du Rhone from the Laudun-Chusclan co-operative group According to the back label it is dominated by grenache blanc with some clairette,roussanne and viognier although it does not give the proportions..I started it today with my fish supper.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Raspail Coteaux du Tricastin 1986

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... on the east bank of the Rhone river.The appellation was granted in 1973 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans.. In 2010 the name of the appellation was changed to Grignan les Adhemar as the growers decided that they did not want the name of their wine to be assoc... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Saint Gayan Rasteau 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] ... Ouveze river in the southern Rhone valley.For dry red wines,from 1996 Rasteau also became one of the village names that could be added to the Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation and in 2010 it became an appellation in its own right.My bottle is such a dry red win... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pierre Henri Morel Côtes du Rhone Villages Laudun Blanc 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • RC - That 2011 Domaine de Ferrand CdP must have been very nice.  We ... Viking River Cruise down the Rhone River a few years ago.EM - Regarding the repiping of houses - I remember people that had plastic pipes, especially those flexible pipes in townhomes that the chlorine would dissolve over time.  We have copper pipes here in Virginia, at le... Read More

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  • Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

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    Layers of nuanced red and dark fruits, cherry and plum with a little dusty earth thrown. Gentle tannins and well balanced acidity allow the elegance of this grenache driven wine to shine. 92 points - drink or hold - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Just saw this offer from Chambers Street. Have had earlier vintages of this ... and grip I love about the Rhone with the mellow spirit of the Beaujolais. What's not to love?  The nose offers earthy spice, white pepper, plum, high-toned raspberry and crushed violets. The palate is an exercise in balance. Delightfully lean and light-bodied with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Les Dauphines Cotes du Rhone

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    very smooth, lithe and supple like a good Rhone wine should be! Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Somehow looks like a combo between Southern Rhone and Bordeaux and Northern Italian. Also, then, should ask where's the petit verdot and the cab franc, or the mourvedre and syrah?  Perhaps they could acknowledge their more recent California del Norte wine culture heritage and throw in some Zin as well. One wonders why they avoided Spanish (other... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Hi everyone, I have never tasted a Condrieu or Chateau Grillet. Could anyone kind enough to tell me their impressions of the wine and share their tasting notes with me?Cheers

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  • Mourvedre... any favs avail that you love? I live in California and have tasted and liked the Livermore Valley Mourvedres as well as the Amador/shenandoah valley Mourvedres.. any more suggestions??? I also love Carignane as well....

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