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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  • Marsanne

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

  • 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...

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

  • Syrah

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

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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  • M. Chapoutier

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

  • Herve Souhaut

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

  • Domaine du Murinais

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

  • Jean-Luc Colombo

    Jean-Luc Colombo was born in Marseilles and originally trained as a pharmacist but in 1986 he b...

  • Domaine Courbis

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

  • 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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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • Gaillard Pierre Seyssuel Asiaticus 2006

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Brunel de la Gardine Crozes-Hermitage 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Those Paso Robles wines are pretty darned close to southern Rhone, aren't ... their wines tend toward the Northern Rhone, in my opinion, given the emphasis on Syrah.  I will search out some examples from Cline and Tablas Creek to refresh my momory... it has been awhile. Read More

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  • I drank a 2012 Lagier Meredith Mt. Veeder Syrah over the weekend. Medium ... air. Really well balanced. Northern Rhone in styl Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • Very witty I had beef stew last night and I opened a beautiful bottle of ... be from one of the better northern Rhone estate Read More

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  • Mark, re: dining in Paso, we ate downtown twice, once at a high end Mexican ... reasonable.  Had a nice Northern Rhone from the St. Joseph's area.Paul, that's quite the assortment!  Would especially like to hear your impressions of that Pedroncelli, last time we were at their tasting room another couple came in with a bottle of their '74 (I be... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage les Jalets 2011

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    very nicely done Rhone: it has the sweetness of spring yet the strength of a mild winter blending magnificently into a savory summer. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine du Chene Condrieu 2003

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    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

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    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

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    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


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