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. Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Télégramme, Famille Brunier 2019
    Grenache 14.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Lovely soft fruit with spice, plums, herbs and a touch of leather behind. Quite forward in the...
    £34.00 per bottle
  2. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Roger Perrin - Half
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Galets de la Berthaude, Roger Perrin 2019 - Half
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A lighter Châteauneuf with ripe fruit and nice spicy, brambly notes. Although made to be...
    £13.80 per bottle
  3. Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, Famille Brunier 2019
    Clairette 13.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A powerful, generous white made in very limited quantities. Lemon, dried apricots, pear and honey...
    £52.00 per bottle
  4. Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Galets de la Berthaude, Roger Perrin 2020
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A superb Châteauneuf with ripe fruit and nice herby, spicy, brambly notes and a soft round palate....
    £23.50 per bottle
  5. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gallimardes, Giraud
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Galimardes, Domaine Giraud 2017
    Grenache 15.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A big, rich wine with lovely intensity. This is from a slightly cooler terroir to the south of the...
    £82.00 per bottle
  6. Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Grenaches de Pierre, Domaine Giraud 2017
    Grenache 15.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Deep, intense colour with hugely rich strawberry fruit initially, followed by herb and more deep...
    £85.00 per bottle
  7. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Grenaches, Giraud
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Grenaches de Pierre, Domaine Giraud 2019
    Grenache 15.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Deep, intense colour with hugely rich strawberry fruit initially, followed by herb and more deep...
    £75.00 per bottle
  8. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Roger Perrin - Half
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Galets de la Berthaude, Roger Perrin 2020 - Half
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A lighter Châteauneuf with ripe fruit and nice spicy, brambly notes. Although made to be drunk...
    £13.80 per bottle
  9. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vieux Telegraphe
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Crau, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, Famille Brunier 2019
    Grenache 14.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    An outstanding and rightly revered Châteauneuf, showing a complex black cherry and mulberry nose,...
    £62.00 per bottle
  10. Chateauneuf, Dom Vieille Julienne
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne 2000
    Grenache Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    £48.00 per bottle
  11. Chateauneuf Réservée, Dom Pegau
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Réservée, Domaine du Pegau 1999
    Grenache Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    £80.00 per bottle
  12. Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Font de Vent 2019
    Grenache 14.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Rich, elegant wine with soft blueberry notes and a touch of spice. Delicious, full in the mouth;...
    £32.00 per bottle

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