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

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • Correction, I am Cali-Centric. Those are the wines I am thinking of opening. All my Northern Rhone wines are gone. It's up to the rest of you to fill some gaps. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Syrah Offline 7/19/14 Sonoma... by 324443outthere 324443 outthere


  • Hey OT,Thanks for getting this re-ignited!I am going to check on the ... nice ... ... nice Syrahs up here in Northern Rhone style co-fermented with a bit of Viognier, 100% Syrah and Southern Rhone style blended with Grenache or Grenache and Mourvedre.I am a sucker for any kind of comparison.  Verticals, horizontals, region v. region etc.  I w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Syrah Offline


  • I'm not as fond of Syrah as most here...and can kind of relate to the one ... favorites have been from the northern Rhone and they had a hint of green to the fruit, freshness is a huge key for me. Glad our schedules seem to align.How's July 19t Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • Crozes-Hermitage. Maison Nicolas Perrin 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by bikerejs


  • Alain Graillot Crozes Hermitage Alain Graillot 2011

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    Enjoyed this bold Syrah at NoMad in September 2013. The following review of the 2008 by another member (Nicki Gig) applies to this 2011: "Red raspberry and red spices, red currant aromas Nice acidity, peppery palate, nice red fruit." Read More

    Wine review by Cab Lovers


  • Hermitage Blanc Chante Alouette Chapoutier 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by peckiot


  • Guigal St. Joseph Lieu-Dit Rouge 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Kimma B


  • Bernard Burgaud Côte-Rôtie 1999

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/44411.Cote Rotie is an AOC for red wines located on the west bank of the Rhone river about 20 miles south of Lyon.The name roughly translates as 'roasted slope because the vines are grown on sunny south facing slopes overlooking the river.The wines... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine des Hauts Chassis Crozes-Hermitage Esquisse 2007

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    Liked the taste Nice SarahJane Gately gave as Birthday gift Read More

    Wine review by ej chicago


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