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

  • Marsanne

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

  • Muscat

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

  • Viognier

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

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

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

  • Southern Rhône

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

Popular Wineries in Rhône View all

  • Château de Valcombe

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

  • Domaine du Père Caboche

    For generations my family has been both wine growers and blacksmiths. My father Théophile Boisson...

  • Château de Nages

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

  • Domaine de Nalys

    It´s a way of seeing things, being open to new ideas, never taking anything for granted, not bein...

  • Cellier des Princes

    The vineyards of the Cellier des Princes, which is the only co-operative on the Châteauneuf du Pa...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

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Rhône on Snooth

  • Might I suggest the 2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone. Widely available at under 20 dollars, it can be enjoyed as a pre-dinner sipper but is opulent enough to be your companion with the main course.  Read More

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  • Cotes du Rhone has an ocean of wines that would qualify on price. A case where it helps to have a trusty importer or other source doing most of the work for you.Righto on images being a nuisance this morning.Have heard a lot, seen a lot of Lafage offers from WineX in the past year but have not tried anything. I kind of have a mental block with t... Read More

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  • Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages "Saint Mapalis" 2015

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    The 2015 Plan de Dieu (St. Mapalis) from Meffre is even better than the previous vintage with a sage-infused cherry nose and gritty, wild cherry on the palate. Slightly rustic and invigorating, this wine makes for exceptional value. 89 points+And, as I am not often wont to say, "a steal"... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Saint-vincent" 2015

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    A great aperitif for winter or late fall parties (Thanksgiving comes ... this ... this Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc to a tee...with an orange rind and tisane nose and a follow-up panoply of flavours that include ginger, peach, honey and herbal tea. Finish is only slightly of grape stem. Impressive for the price. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Hey RBA, go to halconvineyards.com, download their order form and order some of ... 2014 version, the Esquisto, Rhone blend that is also orderable, is, year-in and year-out another easy-to-drink wine.  I also have some Petite Sirah, but it will be a while, yet, before I get to that on Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Ogier Heritages Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by tomhontz


  • DMC- the Win 12 is an outstanding shotgun! Never heard of slugs for turkey. ... ... most often been drinking Rhone with the big birds, a good excuse to open a CNduP. Of consideration, as you say, is what else is served with it?  I tend to eat simpler meals. Meat, white spuds, stuffing, and a green veggie would fill my thanksgiving plate. This ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Need a wine for this birdie


  • E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2012

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    full bodied wine with a decent drink ability for the age. it should not age any longer. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Chateau Mas Neuf Paradox Crozes Hermitage 2014

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    big and structured, with plum notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Mas Neuf Rhone Paradox 2014

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    rather subdued and dry Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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