Northern Rhône Wine

 

The northern Rhone is a section of the river of the same name in the southeast of France. Here, the Rhone Valley is steep and narrow, and the powerful mistral wind blows through it. The best vineyards are on terraced slopes. Syrah is the most important grape variety, and some of the red wines made from it stand with the best of Bordeaux. The following appellations produce mostly red wines made from Syrah, as well as a small amount of white wine: Cote Rotie (no white), St-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas (no white), and Hermitage. Condrieu and Chateau Grillet both make unique wines from Viognier. Chateau Grillet is a monopole -- an entire appellation that belongs to only one producer. There are also sparkling white wines made in St-Peray from Marsanne and Roussanne.
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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...

  • Burger Grape

  • 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 Northern Rhône

  • Condrieu

    Condrieu (From the French coin de ruisseau meaning "corner of the brook") is a French wine-growin...

  • Cornas

    Cornas is a major appellation in the northern Rhone. Only red Cornas is made. Cornas easily app...

  • Côte-rôtie

      Cote Rotie, or the “roasted slope,” was first noticed by the Romans for its perfect exposu...

  • Hermitage

      The Northern Rhone’s most important appellation, Hermitage is a south-facing slope overloo...

  • Crozes-hermitage

      Crozes-Hermitage is the Northern Rhone’s largest appellation, both in terms of acreage and...

  • St. Joseph

    St-Joseph St-Joseph is an appellation in the Northern Rhone. The red wines for which it is...

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  • Cave de Saint-Désirat

    The Saint Desirat cellar is located in the Saint Joseph AOC on the terraces that run along the ri...

  • Domaine du Murinais

    GPS coordinates - X : 45.043887 Y : 4.921471 http://www.domainedumurinais.com/

  • M. Chapoutier

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

  • Domaine Georges Vernay

    GEORGES VERNAY created the family business with 1.5 hectares of AOC Condrieu " Coteau du Vernon ...

  • André Perret

    Verlieu-Chavanay is a small village 15 km south of Vienne and is the place where André Perret pra...

  • 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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  • I agree - that was my feeling as well when they turned their nose to Beaujolais wine! I have to say I am hoping to find good Roussanne and Marsanne too...I am going to give myself two dinners and two lunches at restaurants (it's 4 days!). But... I do have one restriction that will be significant: I do not eat meat!As to meeting locals, I am a li... Read More

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  • Yes, I know I've been bad in the past, but I will!I'm doing Airbnb and my hosts are saying: you don't need to drink Beaujolais... So I think it still gets a bad rep, which I was not expecting! This is a young couple too!Anyway: lots in my Lyon itinerary - inspired by DMCKER, I will buy produce at one of these markets (likely St Antoine, which is... Read More

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  • I hope you report back here after your trip? Read More

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  • Unfortunately it seems your hosts are probably not all that in-the-know about wine, but just reflecting common group-think on what's fashionable, or not, in traditional wine snobbery. Lots of good wine in Beaujolais, and also good chard and PN made by Beaujolais winemakers and their families in nearby areas (e.g. the Maconnais). Do be sure to sp... Read More

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  • Yes DMCKER, you guessed it: I will probably want to bring too much back home. Which reminds me: I'd better buy the luggage on my Norwegian flight back!Thanks for the market tips: I, too, am fascinated by them! I'll be alone and 3 nights at an Airbnb, but don't have a problem cooking just for me! Read More

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  • Agreed and thanks for the restaurant tip! I know it's probably best to go to a wine bar and talk them into letting me taste a few of the wines before I order a glass. Works in New York! :)Unrelated: when are we having a Snooth NYC party again? Read More

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  • Hey it's the home of coq au vin, quenelles, and pommes lyonnaise, which are basically just potatoes fried with onions and herbs but somehow become delicious. And lots of rabbit dishes too.I'd go to les Halles and have lunch there - last time I was there I had sea snails in a broth. Delicious. And there are wine bars around town too, to cut down ... Read More

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  • Thanks Greg! Yes, as usual I stumble upon the driving issue... I'm hoping the tourism office in Lyon will be able to recommend a decent tour. Thanks everyone for the insight! Read More

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  • ALINEALMEDIA, the Viking Cruise did include the tasting and wine tour at Skalli in Chateauneuf du Pape.   Read More

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