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.
– Description from juliabutareva

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Varietals Produced in Northern Rhône View all

  • 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...

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

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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  • Domaine Courbis

    Laurent and Dominique COURBIS are running the family domaine the origins of which go back to the ...

  • M. Chapoutier

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

  • Domaine du Murinais

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

  • Herve Souhaut

    The Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet was created in 1993 by Herve Souhaut. It was constituted progre...

  • André Perret

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

  • Cave de Saint-Désirat

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

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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • Domaine du Chene Condrieu 2003

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/105848 for only £1 as I was the only bidder although I also had to pay a delivery charge.Condrieu is a small but prestigious appellation created in 1940,although wine production here goes back to before the Romans,for white wines made of the viognier grape from 7 co... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Francois Arnaud Grande Reserve Cote Rotie 2006

    Snoothrank:

    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/110580.Cote Rotie is an appellation created in 1940,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red wines from three communes on the west bank of the Rhone river about 20 miles south of Lyon. The name roughly translates as 'roasted slope' a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • La Reserve des Pontifes Michel Bernard Hermitage 1994

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/123738.Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines from the slopes of the hill by the town of Tain on the east bank of the Rhone river about 40 miles south of Lyon.It is a very prestigious... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Vins de Vienne Saint-Joseph Saint-Joseph 2001

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a new website called www.cellartrade.co.uk Saint Joseph is an appellation created in 1956[although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans] for red and white wines [though 90% are red] from 6 communes[extended to 26 in 1994] around the village of Tournon on the west bank of the Rhone r... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Georges Vernay Côte Rôtie Blonde du Seigneur 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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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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