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"...

  • 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 ...

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  • Domaine de Nalys

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

  • Château de Nages

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

  • Domaine du Père Caboche

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

  • Domaine Chante Cigale

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

  • 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...

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Rhône on Snooth

  • This is so great, thanks so much! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Was the Chateauneuf du Pape tour included in your cruise? I am trying to find one that is not private, leaving from Avignon... Read More

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  • Why not contact the Lyon tourist office?If you had booked your trip on Expedia ... ... alternative to northern Rhone,and closer to Lyon would be Beaujolais or closer still,the Coteaux de Lyona Read More

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  • We did a Viking river cruise down the Rhone and extended our trip to Nice back in 2015.  Take a look at our web site for some ideas of where to visit. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Going to Lyon and thinking...


  • Hi guys, I'm here again for some advice on wine travel: I will be in Lyon this November for 4 days (well, 3 and 1/2) and I was thinking about trying to hit a couple of caves. I will not be driving, which makes it tricky, but not afraid of taking trains, buses, Bla Bla Car, Uber, etc... Also not *totally* opposed to tours... I know, beggars can't... Read More

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  • Thanks Paul..Although I haven't experienced it in 10+ years, I do love a ... love a Wet Year in Southern Rhone specific to Rousilion  (Red/ White single varietal).-and the CURRENT Provence Rose 2015-16 Vintages /already available and celebrated,Obviously I again like the singles. And it appears to be a very Wet (rainy) vintage as the Rose is e... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Single Varietal vs. Blends...


  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- Sauvignon Blanc;  Sauterne, Merlot-Rhone- all to many single varietals to name. -Bolgheri- Merlot, Sangiovese Nero, Sangioveto, or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making?   Read More

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  • I do agree about buying what you like.But I also think that Single Varietal and ... and ... whether Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal..When It comes to So Cal. Clones. I disagree. these are 100% only Single Clones. whether 848, 777, or Pisoni and most are harvested from more than 1 Vineyard; albeit a Blend of course.Papp 777 is harvested f... Read More

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  • Please give a better explanation of what -  "But I also think that ... that ... whether Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"..  - I may have misunderstood what you meant William - Thank you - Paul1 Read More

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  • Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages 2016

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    Very pretty wine, plumish in color and nicely pure. When first opened the syrah ... and if you enjoy cotes du rhone this fills the bill very nicely. Interesting wine and a great QP Read More

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  • Since I can't order from "mom & pop" brick and mortar stores ... ... 2013 Guigal Cotes du Rhone.The 2015 Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley "Bench Vineyard" Merlot and the 2015 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir.  Amazingly I do feel somewhat bette Read More

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