Rhone Valley

"The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the southeast of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and mesoclimates. The region's wine-producing areas cover such a distance that there is a widely accepted division between its northern and southern parts. Rather neatly, they are separated by a gap of 25 miles (40 km) between the towns of Valance and Montelimar, in which almost no vines are grown.

This division is reflected not only in geography and preferred grape varieties, but also in the quality and quantity of wines produced. The smaller, more quality-driven northern section focuses almost entirely on Syrah for red wines and Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne for whites, while the larger and more prolific south employs a much longer list of varieties. The most notable of these are the red varieties Grenache and Mourvedre, which are combined with Syrah to produce the 'GSM' blend so characteristic of the southern Rhone. While the granite-blessed slopes of the north are paired with a continental climate, the rocky, sandy soils of the flatter south enjoy the warmer winters of a Mediterranean climate." - Wine Searcher

  • Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

    Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    94-95 POINTS JOSH REYNOLDS!  A DARKER, MORE INTENSE CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE FROM THE EVER RELIABLE BEAUTY THAT IS MONT-REDON.   "Deep glistening magenta. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, potpourri and smoky...

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  • Domaine de la Roche Paradis Condrieu 2018

    Domaine de la Roche Paradis Condrieu 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    SHOWING THE FRESHER AND MORE MINERAL SIDE OF CONDRIEU. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL WINE FROM A HERALDED, ARTISAN PRODUCER.   "Produced from vines planted 1990 in a small south facing amphitheatre near Malleval right not far from the famous Lys de...

    Current stock: 4

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  • Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2018

    Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    A CANDIDATE FOR THE BEST VALUE PRODUCER OF THE SOUTHERN RHONE. TASTE THIS ENTRY LEVEL WINE FROM ONE OF THE BEST PRODUCERS OF CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE.   "Chateau Mont-Redon will be familiar to those who know and love Chateauneuf-du-Pape being well...

    Current stock: 9

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  • Jean Luc Jamet Cote-Rotie Les Terraces 2016

    Jean Luc Jamet Cote-Rotie Les Terraces 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS!   JEAN-LUC JAMET IS AN ICON AND CELEBRATED RHONE PRODUCER, MAKING SOME OF THE MOST EXEMPLARY EXAMPLES OF COTE ROTIE AVAILABLE. "Loads of violet character and leather with a touch of earthy funk on the finish. Loads of...

    Current stock: 2

    $215.00
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  • Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2018

    Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS!  ONE OF CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE'S TRUE ARTISAN WINEMAKERS. THIS IS MADE FROM BIODYNAMICALLY FARMED VINEYARDS DOTTED ACROSS THE APPELLATION. THIS IS A BOLD WINE, BUT WITH AN ELEGANT EDGE, SUPERB NOW BUT WILL AGE 15 YEARS...

    Current stock: 5

    $145.00
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  • Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2018

    Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

      FULLER IN BODY THAN MOST COTES-DU-RHONE! SHIRAZ LOVERS WILL ENJOY THIS.    "The Saint-Esprit's deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classical Syrah, with berry fruit, violet and licorice. It has a full, rounded palate with...

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  • Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2017

    Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    SAVOURY, COMPLEX, FRAGRANT WINE FROM AN UP-AND-COMING PRODUCER WORKING FROM SOME OF THE REGION'S GREAT OLD VINE SITES.  "After winemaking in Australia, New Zealand and Burgundy — where he struck up an ongoing friendship with Ben Leroux at...

    Current stock: 7

    $75.00
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  • Cuilleron Cote-Rotie Bassenon 2017

    Cuilleron Cote-Rotie Bassenon 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    "...an elegant bouquet that mixes Syrah’s red berry fruits with Viognier’s floral character (violets). Elegant, fresh and airy on the palate. Subtle yet prominent tannins."   "...the grapes are picked by hand; and then sorted, crushed and partially...

    Current stock: 4

    $140.00
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  • Pierre Gaillard St Joseph Rouge 2017

    Pierre Gaillard St Joseph Rouge 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    91 POINTS - DECANTER!    "Gaillard's Saint-Joseph is drawn from several parcels located in the high country of Malleval and Chavanay. Expect red cherry and wild berry fruit, pulpy texture and ultra-fine tannins. Classy and yet super...

    Current stock: 1

    $62.00
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  • Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2017

    Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    THIS IS AN EXPERTLY MADE, JUICY GSM.   Variety - Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre   "A négoce blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Mont Redon combines black cherries and black olives in a supple,...

    Current stock: 5

    $23.50
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  • Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2016

    Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    SAVOURY, COMPLEX, FRAGRANT WINE FROM AN UP-AND-COMING PRODUCER WORKING FROM SOME OF THE REGION'S GREAT OLD VINE SITES.  "After winemaking in Australia, New Zealand and Burgundy — where he struck up an ongoing friendship with Ben Leroux at...

    Current stock: 4

    $72.00
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