Rhône Valley

Warm, spicy reds are the order of the day here: white pepper features in the Northern Rhône and herby garrigue in the South. It’s very much two areas in one: if you drive down the motorway from Lyon, it can quite often be cool and cloudy until you reach Montélimar when the skies clear and the temperature moves up a notch. The North also uses more Burgundian-style winemaking techniques in terms of its use of demi-muids oak barrels rather than the large foudres of further south. There are unifying factors though and the main one is the use of Syrah grapes. Syrah contributes much character as the single variety in the North for Côte- Rôtie, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage and Cornas, or as a blending partner in the South. Blending in order to achieve complexity reaches its apotheosis in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. If Châteauneuf looks a bit pricey these days, try Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Lirac, Cairanne or Rasteau. Ripe, silky Grenache plays an important role in these wines, as it does in most Côtes du Rhône. Gentle whites made from Marsanne and Roussanne, and orange blossom Viogniers, particularly Condrieu, are impressive. Then there’s Tavel for rosé and Muscat de Beaumes de Venise for vin doux naturel.

Areas within Rhône Valley:

Northern Rhône  |  Southern Rhône

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  1. Tanners Rhone Valley Red
    Tanners Rhône Valley Red, Côtes du Rhône 2018
    Grenache 14.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Pretty nose of red summer fruits with some plump, creamy blue fruit notes. Medium-bodied, round and...
    £10.95 per bottle
  2. Arbouse Massif d'Uchaux
    Arbouse, Massif d'Uchaux, Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2017
    Grenache 14.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Good rich fruit and silky texture with cherry and blackberry flavours and spicy...
    £9.90 per bottle
  3. Cotes du Rhone, Cave Coteaux
    Côtes du Rhône, Vieilles Vignes, Cave Coteaux du Rhône 2019
    Grenache 14.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    This is a good, simple Côtes du Rhône: it has typical peppery flavours and light, fresh fruit...
    £8.70 per bottle
  4. Grenaches de Sixte, Giraud
    Lirac Vieilles Vignes, Les Sables d'Arène, Domaine Giraud 2018
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Lovely, pure wine with great red and black fruit character and very fine tannins from mainly 60...
    £19.95 per bottle
  5. Grenaches de Sixte, Giraud
    Côtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes, Les Sables d'Arène, Domaine Giraud 2017
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Pure wine with great red and black fruit character and very fine tannins mainly from 60 year old...
    £18.95 per bottle
  6. Côtes du Rhône Blanc
    Domaine de l'Amandine Blanc, Côtes du Rhône 2019
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    *Best...
    £10.95 per bottle
  7. Seguret
    Séguret, Côtes du Rhône-Villages, Domaine de l'Amandine 2018 - Half
    Grenache 14.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A perfumed nose of ripe black cherry, spicy cranberries and redcurrants. Juicy black fruit fresh...
    £7.50 per bottle
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  8. Seguret
    Séguret, Côtes du Rhône-Villages, Domaine de l'Amandine 2018
    Grenache 14.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A perfumed nose of ripe black cherry, spicy cranberries and redcurrants. Juicy black fruit fresh...
    £12.50 per bottle

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