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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Cave de Saint-Désirat

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

  • Domaine Courbis

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

  • 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/

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Northern Rhône on Snooth

  • Guigal Condrieu 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Les Chaberts Red 2012

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    What a surprise! Strawberry Fields forever... on the nose. Followed by a day at a boysenberry pie eating contest. Slight notes of vanilla, with a muted spice. The taste... Damn.. Not what we were expecting. Spicy, peppery, with medium tannins and then suddenly a slight rush of strawberry again at the finish.. Fun fun fun. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2010

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    Christmas 2013, Binny's. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Jean-Luc Colombo St. Peray la Belle de Mai 2012

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    Me and ma pal mark got pure bleezin 1 night! Ma palate was like a badgers arse the next mornin, next stop the buckfast! Read More

    Wine review by Grahamthewinoged


  • OT, everything you say about the Tardieu-Laurent CdP sounds like every flavor I ... have expected this more of a Northern Rhone.   But then again, I am a total newbie and student for French wines, so am open to some education: Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? -...


  • Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage 2009

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    Wine review by cathpark


  • My SS did his/her research and saw that I'm a big fan of Rhone style wines, especially Tablas Creek.I was given:2008 Domaine de la Terre Rouge L'Autre, Sierra FoothillsHere are the specs from their web site:L’Autre means “the other one”. This is now our top Rhône varietal blend. It has replaced Noir, a wine that was based on an old Placer County... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2013 for wine....


  • M. Chapoutier Syrah Crozes-Hermitage les Meysonniers 2009

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    2011 Read More

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Louis Mousset Crozes-Hermitage 1986

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £5 from a wine merchant in Sussex who I think obtained it from a house clearance. Crozes-Hermitage is an AOC created in 1937 for wines north of Tain-Hermitage although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans.90% of production is red wine made from the syrah grape although up to 15% of the white... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Duclaux 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 just south of the town of Vienne about 20 miles south of Lyon.The name roughly translates as 'roasted slope' because the vines are grown on sunny terraced slope... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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