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

  • 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.

  • Syrah

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

  • Marsanne

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

  • 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...

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  • Domaine du Murinais

    GPS coordinates - X : 45.043887 Y : 4.921471

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Domaine des Entrefaux Tardy Crozes-Hermitage 2005


    A lovely Crozes Hermitage, really fruity, to be drank at 15-16C° to take the best from its freshness.Smart choice with terrines, cured ham and other dried pork meats: isn't it nice when Spring knocks up?"Les Pends" cuvée is more complex and rich, delicious wine i would rate 4,5 and drink with meridional cuisine to benefit from the leather, peppe... Read More

    Wine review by Loozmi

  • Domaine du Chêne Condrieu 2007


    Honeysuckle, tropical flowers, delicate exotic fruits and bright acidity. Lilting fruit, fresh & complex. Lingering finish Read More

    Wine review by Laurent Michit

  • Chapoutier M. Ermitage l'Ermite 2003


    Reggie Jackson circa October 1978. Power, structure, consistency. A true champ. Highlighted with a bit of verve spice, menthol, mint. A spectacular finish. Lingering in the memory. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski

  • St. Cosme St. Joseph 2005


    The nose is delicate yet complex with aromas of pepper, dust, earth, spice, and dark fruit including blackberries. Really good balance in the wine with just a touch of acidity. The body is on the lighter side of medium. Substantial yet fine tannins. Great finish that stays for a while and remains balanced. This was an excellent wine, I high... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Chapoutier Belleruchee Petit Ruche Crozes Hermitage 2006


    Delicious medium body wine. Perfect with any delicately herbed meat. Has an earthy taste with a hit of rasperry. Read More

    Wine review by notanista

  • Michel Perraud Cornas Vieilles Vignes le Vignon 2000


    Dark red with browning tints. Earthy, with notes of black cherry, blackberry, saddle leather, hints of barnyard and white truffle. Smooth tannins and a long, smooth finish. A wine that drinks way above its price range. Read More

    Wine review by bryanfromboston

  • Phillipe Faury Condrieu 2005


    Sumptious, but balanced and fresh - not at all heavy. Highly aromatic with flowers and tropical citrus on the nose. Pear, peach and (I know this sounds odd), rootbeer on the palate. Darn good! Read More

    Wine review by Karine05

  • Guigal la Landonne Cote Rotie 1997


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  • Moillard Crozes-Hermitage 2005


    pepper, plums and licorice. dry, medium body, add chocolate to nose. medium - tannin, medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by tonic12247

  • Saint Joseph Blanc M Chapoutier Rhône France 2006


    if you are angry about Roussillon wines, taste this big onedark redintense, complex and longthat's wine! Read More

    Wine review by Olivier

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