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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

    Hermitage [ which is sometimes spelt without the initial'H'] is an appellation created in 1937,...

  • Crozes-hermitage

      Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back to ...

  • St. Joseph

    St-Joseph St-Joseph is an appellation created in 1956,although wine production in the area...

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  • Herve Souhaut

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

  • Domaine Les Vins de Vienne

    Les Vins de Vienne is a name given to the wines from around that town in the northern Rhone val...

  • Domaine Georges Vernay

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

  • 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...

  • M. Chapoutier

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

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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • Domaine les Hauts de Mercurol Crozes-Hermitage 2017

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    I bought this bottle of winefrom a shop in Berkshire [www.peterosbournewine.co.uk] for £15.Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines from 11 communes north of Tain-Hermitage on the east bank of the Rhone river.It is much larger though less prestigious than the Hermita... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Francois de Tournon Saint-Joseph Delas 2008

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk.Saint Joseph is an appellation created in 1956,although viticulture 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 river opposite... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • OK, DV - and those of you in this echo-chamber (hey! - I get to hear the beauty ... - aside from Burgundy and Northern Rhone, bien sûr); rather it is the only taste in which we can properly compare other wines as worthy or no.  Maybe a good claret will makes its appearance when we visit the Island as planned just prior to moving. Read More

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  • Domaine du Colombier Cuvee Gaby Crozes-Hermitage 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the wewbsite www.cellartrade for £16.Croxes-Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937.although viticulture here goes back centuries.for red and white wines [though 90% are red] from 11 communes north of Tain-Hermitage [about 40 miles southof Lyon] on the east bank of the Rhone.It is much larger though less pre... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ermitage Domaine Philippe et Vincent Jaboulet 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £21.50 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines from the slopes of a 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 appellation having ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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

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  • 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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