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"...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Marsanne

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

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...

  • Cave de Rasteau

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

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

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

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

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

  • M. Chapoutier

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

  • Château de Valcombe

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

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Rhône on Snooth

  • Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 1990

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    Wine review by xmlguy


  • Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2001

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    Wine review by xmlguy


  • Cave de Cairanne Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne Grande Réserve 2007

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    This wine is truly a secret. I think this is one of my favorite wines in this price range. It is a fruity, yet subtle, easy drinking wine. I have enjoyed this with all kinds of meals and when friends stop in for "just a glass." Read More

    Wine review by cmf2001


  • Delas Frères Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Saint-Esprit 2007

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    This southern Rhone wine is made up of about 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache. I have to say, this wine is tasty and for a price of less than $10 it is one of the best buys I have had this year. This wine is loaded with black fruit, red berries and spice, a touch of oak, sweet tannins, creamy texture, and beautiful acidity culminating with a mouthwate... Read More

    Wine review by 79184tmpape 79184 tmpape


  • Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône 2006

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    After doing a little research, I found that this specific Côtes du Rhône is a private-label offering from a well-known importer of French wines, Kermit Lynch. This wine is a culmination of grapes and growers all hand-selected by Kermit from sources he has established over the last 30 years, the final product being a wonderful blend of Grenache, ... Read More

    Wine review by rwb5150


  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio Côtes du Rhône 2004

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    Wine review by Beezy


  • Château des Fines Roches Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2001

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    Wine review by BillBull


  • Domaine Chèze St.-Joseph Cuvée des Anges 2001

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    My wife and I love this wine. But then, we enjoy all of the different styles that Domaine Cheze comes out with. Its one of the more consistent winemakers that we know. The Cuvée des Anges exemplifies the best that the syrah grape can achieve. The nose is, for want of a better term, "long-range"... meaning when opened by the sommelier 3 seats awa... Read More

    Wine review by geneyus


  • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 1996

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    Richly aromatic from the moment this is opened offering up an array of gamy tones to the earthy, blackberry fruit. Integrated in the mouth with the acidity seemingly quite tame in comparison to other bottles. On the cusp of maturity with a rich core of black raspberry and dried cranberry fruit and the acidity pops out a bit on the back end. A ve... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Clos des Papes Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003

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    This has a very interesting set of aromatics that begin candied, but yet not fruity, more candied herbs and even a rot beer note. With time this gains a muddy, earthy component and a superb, sweet leather top note like a fine leather shop in Italy. On the palate this is amazingly well balanced and while pretty tannic there is fine supporting aci... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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