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

  • Grenache

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • 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 Chante Cigale

    Le Domaine de Chante Cigale is in the family since the XIX° century, where the generations of vin...

  • Cave de Rasteau

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

  • Gabriel Meffre

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

  • 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

  • Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by idk


  • Pierre Amadieu Côtes du Rhône Roulepierre 2006

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    Very solid, well-made, classic Rhone wine. Great value and a perfect everyday red. Read More

    Wine review by sgraham


  • Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by babbit


  • Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Tradition" 2006

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    A bit gamy on the nose with a big dose of brett that obscures a lot of the bright berry fruit and spice notes. Leather with a barnyard edge that veers closely to the band-aid end of the spectrum though nice notes of kirsch, herb, dried grasses and dried raspberries battle back. Sweetly fruited with a lovely natural brightness and moderate, yet... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine des Sénéchaux Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2006

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    What a pretty beast. The nose is nice but does not give very much away: strawberry, vanilla, white chocolate and minerals suggest a pretty - if maybe a little unexciting - wine. Not so. On the palate it is absolutely delicious with concentrated strawberry and licorice as well as toasty oak. For a few seconds the beautiful sweetness lingers, and ... Read More

    Wine review by Astarte10


  • Marc Kreydenweiss Costières-de-Nîmes Domaine des Perrieres 2005

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    A touch acetic, certainly earthy and gamy with some tobacco, leather, earth, slight reductive funk edge. Aromatic and complex if deicedly organic smelling. Round at first then turning quite sharp with cutting acids supporting cranberry, raspberry, unripe strawberry fruit with a raw beefy edge and some background earth and spice notes that gain ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Texier Brezeme Cote du Rhone 2006

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    Wine review by RachelNYC


  • Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone France 2006

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    Deep red, some cassis. Not heavy in the mouth. I can't say there's anything negative about it, so it's a good wine and a good price. Read More

    Wine review by HerrHexenmeister


  • Château Pesquié Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses 2005

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    surprisingly great. warm, light purple in color. aroma is fabulous - fruity and spicy. solid but not overly strong tannin. Read More

    Wine review by HR Lady


  • Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2001

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    Yellow and brown tone of color is very thin around rim. Overall water color tone looks thick & strong. But thickness flowing down the glass is medium. Butter, oak, very light pleasing smoke, pear and vanilla smells are based overall. Berry kinds smells are also pleasing. Chocolate and cheddar cheese added with leather, dried grapes, dark cherry.... Read More

    Wine review by Austin Sung


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