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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  • Grenache

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

  • Viognier

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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,...

  • 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 ...

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  • Cellier des Princes

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

  • Château Beauchêne

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

  • Château de Valcombe

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

  • Domaine de Nalys

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

  • Cave de Rasteau

    Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean cli...

  • Château de Nages

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

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Rhône on Snooth

  • This is my 16 best of 2016:Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage, 2002 (Rhone, France)Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Échézeaux, 1997 (Cote de Nuits, France)Chateau Margaux, 1982 (Bordeaux, France)Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny, 2004 (Cote de Nuits, France)Chateau d’Yquem, 1986 (Sauternes, France)Matalj, Kremen Kamen, 2011 (Negotin, Serbia)Brki, Mj... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • Greg's opinions shouldn't really count in this context since he's a ... a ... sop for him (southern Rhone or Priorat). I've had some Priorat garnachas that almost taste like burgundies, anyway.Greg, what was your F-i-L playing?BLM, do you smoke any of your sausage?Great photo, DV. He was famous for spending way too many hours and days and week... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Venison sausage?  I'd go Gigondas or CdP myself, with GregT on the ... fruit.  Syrah a la N. Rhone is also a good match, as is an aged CCR or BdM.  Good on you, BLM, for making sausage. Matching the music to the wine, too?  Now we're getting into the esoterica.  Pretty soon we'll be factoring in the decor, too.&nbs Read More

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  • Cotes du Rhone E. Guigal 2012

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    very nice rhone wine, complexity sliding across the palate in a clandestine way that keeps one sedated and happy. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • What herbs/spices in the sausage? What sides?With his first recording would be ... PNs. Maybe even a southern Rhone or a Priorat. The list could go on, but need more dat Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Chateauneuf du Pape Armand Dartois 1991

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... area of the southern Rhone valley where it is the most prestigious appellation.Chateauneuf du Pape roughly translates as 'the Pope's new palace ' because in the 14th century Pope John 22nd built himself a new home [now derelict but a tourist attraction] and also took a great interest in the viti... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Terres de Galets Chateauneuf du Pape

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    I had been struggling with mediocre wines till this bottle. upon first sip I just said, "ahhhhh" what a great wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • La Vieille Ferme Ventoux Red 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage White Nobles Rives 2013

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    Something of a floral nose. Stone fruit on entrypeach, apricot. Very light bodied. Some minerality mid-palate. Nice tart acid. Nice summer sipping wine, even though winter here in the Northern Hemisphere is less than two weeks away. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rhone yes, darn autocorrect. Read More

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