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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  • 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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  • Herve Souhaut

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

  • 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...

  • 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/

  • André Perret

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

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  • Hey it's the home of coq au vin, quenelles, and pommes lyonnaise, which are basically just potatoes fried with onions and herbs but somehow become delicious. And lots of rabbit dishes too.I'd go to les Halles and have lunch there - last time I was there I had sea snails in a broth. Delicious. And there are wine bars around town too, to cut down ... Read More

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  • Thanks Greg! Yes, as usual I stumble upon the driving issue... I'm hoping the tourism office in Lyon will be able to recommend a decent tour. Thanks everyone for the insight! Read More

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  • ALINEALMEDIA, the Viking Cruise did include the tasting and wine tour at Skalli in Chateauneuf du Pape.   Read More

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  • I second the rec to hang around Lyon. It's an old Roman town that's worth exploring. Also, traditionally it's known as the place where French traditional cuisine was centered. Lots of great chocolate shops in the town. It's also where Beaujolais was mostly consumed and you're really close so I'd definitely visit some places in Beaujolais. Lots o... Read More

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  • I knew I could count on you guys! Thanks so much for such great insight!I've been to Burgundy, spent 4 wonderful days with a designated driver and was able to taste some spectacular wine. Which in a way is a disservice, because now I keep wanting to drink the same wines here in NY, but they are way more expensive.In any event... I am a bit of an... Read More

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  • Here's the Les Halles indoor market which always (rightfully so) gets a lot of play by overseas visitors, including TV and movies. Very upscale but you've gotta go once--or more than once. The city even asked Paul Bocuse to brand it, something that elicits various reactions, but really has little to do with the markets and drinking and eating pl... Read More

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  • Have you been to Burgundy before? Lyon deserves a day or more (far more) for ... wines, too, while the 'northern Rhone' (just north of the 'southern' but south of Burgundy) makes better wine, IMHO. Both 'Rhone' areas focus on very different grapes than the pinot noir and gamay and chardonnay of Burgundy. That's another trip, not to be confused... Read More

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  • This is so great, thanks so much! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Was the Chateauneuf du Pape tour included in your cruise? I am trying to find one that is not private, leaving from Avignon... Read More

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  • Why not contact the Lyon tourist office?If you had booked your trip on Expedia ... day-trips.An alternative to northern Rhone,and closer to Lyon would be Beaujolais or closer still,the Coteaux de Lyona Read More

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  • We did a Viking river cruise down the Rhone and extended our trip to Nice back in 2015.  Take a look at our web site for some ideas of where to visit. Read More

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