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...

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

  • Viognier

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

  • 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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  • André Perret

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

  • 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...

  • Domaine du Murinais

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

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

    Ferraton Père et Fils is a winery/negociant in the north of the Côtes du Rhône. Their wines are...

  • Domaine Georges Vernay

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

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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • Zuf, I do drink S. Rhones, had a CdP this week that was comparatively reasonable--2010 Domaine La Roquete.  Third vintage of the wine I've had.  It was fine, but not at the level of the N. Rhones that I like. Dunc, I can find St. Jo and Croze and they are fine, but not, generally, as breathtaking. That said, last night we opened the second of th... Read More

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  • I liked your post Zuf until you proposed I start drinking Southern Rhone instead of red Burgundy, yikes!Love my red burgs, and trust me, I'm not making this up!Do need to buy more good N. Rhone though. Champagne, as noted elsewhere is also starting to pull at me a bit more than it used to.Good point about DRC? Fox. I remember James Hall telling ... Read More

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  • Richard  I also like syrah and do not want to make you jealous but I have had four northern Rhones this year [2015] so far;Chateau du Rozay Condrieu 1992Grand Vin des Cotes du Rhone Cornas Jean Lionnet2004M.Chapoutier Saint Joseph Deschants 2006Cote-Rotie Lucette and Martin Daubree Domaine Corps de Loup 2000I was fortunate to get them from the w... Read More

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  • But comrades, the northern Rhone has always been very good as many of you intimate; however, as people discover "undiscovered" wines (read cheaper, unpronounceable, appellations that evoke the Crisis of the 3rd Century in Rome - or perhaps, the spread of certain heresies of the early Mother Church, or something more "exotic" like the Mistral) th... Read More

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  • St Joe is one of the most underrated regions IMO. Crozes too actually - I have some from 1990 that are just excellent.But yeah, the prices are getting stupid. I don't  think it will become Burgundy though. Burgundy is kind of a reaction to Bordeaux, whereas Hermitage used to be put INTO Bordeaux.So people who objected to the large corporate owne... Read More

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  • 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

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  • 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


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