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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  • 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 ...

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  • Domaine du Père Caboche

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

  • 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...

  • Gabriel Meffre

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

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

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

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Rhône on Snooth

  • St.-Cosme Côtes du Rhône 2013

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    Wine review by effell


  • Cuvée Anvis Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Chante Cigal Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2014

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    Medium weight with rich ripe fruit and low acidity. The added Carignan give this wine an added tannic bite and lets it stand out from the others. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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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    Wine review by effell


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