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

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

Popular Wineries in Northern Rhône View all

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

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

  • André Perret

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

  • Domaine Georges Vernay

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

  • M. Chapoutier

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

  • Jean-Luc Colombo

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

  • 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

  • Julien Pilon Viognier Millesime Mon Grand-Pere Etait Limonadier 2015

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    Binny's 3/2017. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Day 3, just when you thought it couldn't get any better. Yesterday was ... he poured us two syrahs (one Northern Rhone style and the other a whole cluster wild yeast ferment) as well as his two cabs one of which was a Napa Valley with grapes from St. Helena and Calistoga and his single vineyard Amoenus. All four are from the 2014 vintage and ar... Read More

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  • Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Péray les Pins Saint-Péray 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • As RCKR1951 says viognier originated in France,like so many of the so-called ... ... to be specific in the northern Rhone valley in the Condrieu appellation. I have had several. It is a dry wine with a melon,peach and pear style fruit and some have a floral finish. Chateau Grillet is also made of viognier but I have not tried o Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier Virgin


  • Continue the research. May be some dark horses from areas that are ordinarily ... ... of that Gattinara. Good Northern Rhone syrahs will still be vital, and it was a very good year for them.Reservas and Gran Reservas from Rioja are also good for that vintage. GregT can provide more detailed info about other Spanish alternatives. I've had tast... Read More

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  • Hermitage Marc Sorrel 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chave/J.L. Selection Saint-Joseph Blanc Celeste 2012

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    Beautiful nose of honeyed pear and elderflower with light lemon and grapefruit notes and a hint of oak spice. Silky smooth in the mouth on entry, this is redolent of peach cobbler with fresh green apple and ripe melon notes and a creamy toast alongside a buttery finish of hazelnut and wooded spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015

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    Floral blossom, white peach and golden apple aromas with lemon shortbread and sun dried hay notes on the nose. Unctuous, creamy and full bodied with generous baked apple, persimmon and peach fruit, a vanilla cream center and a lemon drop candied note delicate on the edges. Finishes with excellent length and more creaminess. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage White Nobles Rives 2013

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    Something of a floral nose. Stone fruit on entrypeach, apricot. Very light bodied. Some minerality mid-palate. Nice tart acid. Nice summer sipping wine, even though winter here in the Northern Hemisphere is less than two weeks away. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Depending on makers and vintages, C9dP aren't usually for long laydowns ... ... like good Burgundy or Northern Rhone or Bordeaux (or...). Will probably boil down to enhancing palate education vs. waiting for perfect timing at the wine's apogee. Anytime from Christmas on?  ; Read More

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