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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Varietals Produced in Northern Rhône View all

  • Marsanne

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Viognier

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

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Domaine du Murinais

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

  • Cave de Saint-Désirat

    The Saint Desirat cellar is located in the Saint Joseph AOC on the terraces that run along the ri...

  • Domaine Georges Vernay

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

  • Herve Souhaut

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

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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • No mystery I love Syrah and got turned onto it some years ago by a N. Rhone ... less suitable land in the Northern Rhone than Burgundy, so it's not going to get cheaper if the land gets bid up.  (Some AOCs have already expanded past the prime land, so consider the old boundaries the premier and grand crus--then maybe it's more comparable, but ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Did I mention that Northern...


  • Chateau du Rozay Condrieu 1992

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70492. 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 seven communes forming a 12 mile stretch of the west bank of the Rhone south of the Cote-... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Grand Vin des Cotes du Rhone Cornas Jean Lionnet 2004

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/67717 for £26. Cornas is an AOC created in 1938 [although the story of winemaking in the area goes back many centuries ] for red wines only made from 100% syrah from the area around the village of that name on the west bank of the Rhone near the town of Valence... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Deschants 2006

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64390. Saint-Joseph is an AOC created in 1956 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for red and white wines from the area around the village of Tournon on the west bank of the Rhone opposite Tain/Hermitage on the east about 4... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Cote Rotie Lucette and Martin Daubree Domaine Corps de Loup 2000

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... a perfect example of what a northern Rhone red wine should be so I have given it high mark Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have just finished a northern Rhone but a white one,a Saint-Peray Grain de Silex from Guy Farge.It was certainly an interesting bottle and I have written up a review on here for it  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Saint Peray Grain de Silex Guy Farge 2012

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Chelsea ... on the west bank of the northern Rhone valley made from roussannne and marsanne grapes.80% of production is sparkling but my bottle is a still wine. Domaine Guy Farge consists of 17 hectares spread over the Cornas,Saint-Joseph and Saint-Peray appellations and this bottle consists ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ferraton Père and Fils Crozes-Hermitage la Matinière 2011

    Snoothrank:

    A whiff of barnyard (but not the good kind) and bit of that gaminess on the front end with muted ripe black plum and dried fig. The tannins were a touch harsh, not the best Rhone blend we've had. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • We made it home safe and sound with a few less dollars in our bank account but ... ... his sauvignon blanc, a northern Rhone style whole cluster syrah, and a really fine cab. He also toured us through the Envy winery, where he makes his Apsara wines. Back in the tasting room we finished off with a late harvest sauv blanc.  L and I agree that ... Read More

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  • Brunel de la Gardine Crozes-Hermitage 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Wonderful bright cherry nose with a hint of red currant and cranberry. A bit of cherry cola on the palate, with a surprisingly thin centre... light to medium density, overall. Lacking gravitas, but tasty and fitting for café style fare (plus). Very much like a modern (Syrah-dominated) Cotes du Ventoux in terms of depth. Should appeal to most p... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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