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

  • 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

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Burger Grape

  • 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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  • Domaine Courbis

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

  • Domaine Georges Vernay

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

  • 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...

  • Herve Souhaut

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

  • 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

  • Vallouit Condrieu Tendre a l'Ancienne 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/92622 for only £1 as I was the only bidder..Condrieu is a small but prestigious appellation created in 1940 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for white wines made from the viognier grape in 7 communes forming a 12 mile stretch of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Montrouge "Crucem" Crozes-Hermitage 2010

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    dark garnet, spicy peppery nose with a touch of mint, on palate it's savoury yet spicy, with coffee and chocolate notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Cave de Tain St. Péray 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for ... ... on the west bank of the northern Rhone valley made from a blend of the roussanne and marsanne grapes.80% of production is sparkling but my bottle is a still wine and was made by the Cave de Tain co-operative.I started the bottle last night with my fish supper ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bernard Faurie Hermitage Bessards/Meal 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/97002. Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines fromthe 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 appellat... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Chrystelle Michel Cornas Guyot 2004

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/105310 for £30. Cornas is an appellation created in 1938 [ although viticulture in the area goes back many centuries ] for red wines only made of 100% syrah from the area around the village of that name on the west bank of the Rhone near the town of Valence. It... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les 3 Lys Crozes-Hermitage 2013

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    I bought this bottle from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5.Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937 for wines from 11 communes north of Tain-Hermitage [about 40 miles south of Lyon ] on the east bank of the Rhone,although wine production here goes back to before thje Romans. It is much larger though less prestig... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • MJET, purchase the racks online at Wine Racks America. I found through some ... will be separate from the Northern Rhone syrahs, but if anyone has a better scheme let me kno Read More

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  • Delas Freres Crozes-Hermitage les Launes 2012

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    Wow was the first thing that came to my mind and than i continued to say "wow". not too light, not too heavy, gliding across the palate with silky ease. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine Courbis la Sabarotte Cornas 2006

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine du Monteillet Condrieu 2001

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70921. Condrieu is an AOC created in 1940 [ although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for white wines made from the viognier grape in 7 communes forming a 12 mile stetch of the west bank of the Rhone south of the Cote-Roti... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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