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France | The Rhône

The valley of the Rhône river, as it winds from Lyon to the Mediterranean, offers much in the way of striking scenery; from the vertiginous slopes of Côte Rôtie, to the Provençale palette of the Côtes du Rhône, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux.

This diverse region that presents such a feast for the eyes has become one of the world’s most exciting fine wine-producing areas. A new generation of passionate young grower-winemakers has begun producing wines under their own labels once contracts with the négociants had expired. Their enthusiasm and attention to detail have boosted the quality and distinctiveness of the wines, which are amazingly well priced for the quality they offer.

Within the region there are two distinct areas that make quite different styles of wine. To the north, the Northern Rhône (referred to in French as Rhône septentrienal), produces deeply-coloured reds made purely from Syrah including such famous names as: Hermitage, Cornas or St-Joseph. The rich white wines are based upon Marsanne and Rousanne, and (in Condrieu only) intensely-perfumed white wines made from Viognier.

South of Montélimar in the Southern Rhône (in French Rhône méridional) it is the red grape Grenache that dominates the paler but velvety red wines, with Syrah, Mourvèdre and others forming a supporting cast. Most notable wines produced in the region include: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Côtes du Rhône, Lirac and Tavel. Here the white wines also tend to be blends based on Grenache Blanc.

 

Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015

£10.75
Domaine de Durban's Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is made from 100% Muscat... Read More...

Domaine André Brunel Est-Ouest Côtes du Rhône 2016

From £10.95 - per bottle
André Brunel's family first settled in Châteauneuf du Pape in the 18th century... Read More...

Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Rouge Réserve 2017

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The Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Rouge Réserve is a blend of Grenache... Read More...

Château de Campuget '1753' Syrah Sans Sulfites 2018

From £13.75 - per bottle
A classy and intense Syrah made without the addition of sulphites... Read More...

Domaine André Brunel Côtes du Rhône Sommelongue 2016

From £13.95 - per bottle
The Domaine André Brunel Côtes du Rhône Sommelongue is an elegantly crafted Côtes... Read More...

Château de Campuget '1753' Viognier 2018

From £14.00 - per bottle
The Château de Campuget '1753' Viognier is a beautifully balanced and aromatic wine with... Read More...

Domaine de la Solitude Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017

From £14.50 - per bottle
An elegant Côtes du Rhône from one of the region's finest estates... Read More...

Famille Perrin Vinsobres Les Cornuds 2017

From £16.50 - per bottle
A beautiful blend of Syrah & Grenache crafted by the Perrin family, owners of Château de Beaucastel... Read More...

M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2017

From £16.95 - per bottle
Pure, rich & smooth Syrah with red and black fruits aplenty... Read More...

Maison Tardieu-Laurent Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc Guy Louis 2016

From £18.75 - per bottle
The Maison Tardieu-Laurent Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc Guy Louis is a blend of Grenache (35%), Clairette (25%), Marsanne... Read More...

Maison Tardieu-Laurent Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge Guy Louis 2017

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The Maison Tardieu-Laurent Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge Guy Louis is named after Michel’s father and... Read More...

M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2017

From £18.95 - per bottle
Rare Marsanne white wine from the world famous Crozes-Hermitage appellation... Read More...

Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau 2017

From £19.99 - per bottle
The Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau is a highly concentrated wine, made from vines... Read More...

Maison Tardieu-Laurent Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes 2014

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The Maison Tardieu-Laurent Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes is made from 100% Syrah aged... Read More...

Rotem & Mounir Saouma Côtes du Rhône Villages Inopia Rouge 2014

From £21.95 - per bottle
The Saouma’s purchased a desolate plot of land in Orange in 2011. A... Read More...

Rotem & Mounir Saouma Côtes du Rhône Villages Inopia Blanc 2016

From £22.95 - per bottle
The Saouma’s purchased a desolate plot of land in Orange in 2011. A... Read More...

Ferraton Père et Fils Saint Joseph La Source Rouge 2016

From £22.95 - per bottle
The Ferraton Père & Fils Saint Joseph La Source Rouge is a pure... Read More...

Ferraton Père et Fils Crozes Hermitage Les Pichères 2015

From £25.00 - per bottle
The Ferraton Père & Fils Crozes Hermitage Les Pichères is an organic red... Read More...

Ferraton Père et Fils Gigondas Les Murailles 2016

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The Ferraton Père & Fils Gigondas Les Murailles is a souther Rhône red... Read More...

Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Blanc 2016

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Located within the Côtes du Rhône appellation and adjoining the vines of Château... Read More...

Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille 2017

From £26.50 - per bottle
Grenache dominated red from one of the most historical vineyards in Gigondas Read More...

Château Beauchêne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve 2016

From £27.95 - per bottle
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve from Château Beauchêne is a red wine blend of... Read More...

Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards 2017

From £30.00 - per bottle
The Famille Perrin Les Sinards is the other Châteauneuf-du-Pape of the family! For... Read More...

Domaine Courbis Saint Joseph Les Royes 2017

From £32.00 - per bottle
Smooth, silky & concentrated Syrah from the Northern Rhône in France... Read More...

Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Rouge 2012

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The Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Rouge is often considered the baby Beaucastel. The... Read More...

Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

From £35.95 - per bottle
Domaine de Beaurenard’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape flagship wine is a quintessential blend, reflecting all the... Read More...

Ferraton Père et Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Parvis 2016

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The Ferraton Père et Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Parvis is a Grenache dominated red... Read More...

Domaine André Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape 2015

From £39.00 - per bottle
Concentrated, velvety and harmonious with a wonderful long and savoury finish... Read More...

Domaine Courbis Les Eygats Cornas 2016

From £45.00 - per bottle
An opulent and complex Syrah with intense flavours ofblack fruits, liquorice and wild herbs... Read More...

Domaine Gourt de Mautens IGP Vaucluse Rouge 2013

From £46.65 - per bottle
Organic and Biodynamic IGP Vaucluse Red of the very highest order... Read More...

Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2016

From £54.95 - per bottle
The Domaine de Beurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterised by the diversity of its soils,... Read More...

Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2013

From £55.00 - per bottle
The Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte is the epitome of fine Cornas and this... Read More...

Rotem & Mounir Saouma Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2013

From £65.00 - per bottle
This is a wine that needs to be tasted to be believed... Read More...