France - Rhône

Wine has been produced in the Rhône Valley for over 500 years. Some of its vineyards are among the oldest in France.

Northern Rhône is most closely associated with powerful Syrah reds. The best source for good value here is Crozes-Hermitage.

The vineyard area of Southern Rhône is much larger and flatter. Again, production is dominated by red wine - often complex blends rather than just one or two varieties.

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Crozes Hermitage La Touviere Rouge

Boissy & Delaygue
Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Sparkling red ruby in colour, fruity bouquet with a wild shade of wood, Strong and well-constituted taste and is a well balanced wine. Recommended serving temperature is 16°C.

ABV 13.0%

Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique

Cave Du Tain
Tain l'hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Intense garnet-red colour with purple tints. Delicate aromas of blackberry fruit, with vanilla and light oaky notes. Rich on the palate with a good sweetness and a firm tannic structure. Final notes of fresh blackcurrant, violet and oriental spices.

ABV 13.5%

Perlette d'Abbaye Brut

Cellier des Dauphins
Centre Var & Haut Var, France

Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc, Sémillon, Vermentino, Clairette blanche

Vivid wine full of freshness, good balance characterised by the delicacy of its bubbles. To be consumed before meal, alone or in cocktail, serving temperature: 6-8°C.

ABV 11.5%

Fargueirol, Chateauneuf Vieux Chemin

Chateau Fargueirol
Châteauneuf du Pape, Rhône, France

ABV 14.0%

Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

Domaine Alain Graillot
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Packed full of superb fruit flavours. Very dark concentrated wine, which is intensely aromatic and complex.

ABV 13.0%

Graillot St-Joesph

Domaine Alain Graillot
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

ABV 13.0%

Côte du Rhône Chantepierre

Domaine Chantepierre
Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 60%, Syrah/Shiraz 20%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 10%

Bright lively garnet red. Powerful aromas of spice and red fruit. Soft attack, structure and mellowed, good long finish.

ABV 14.5%

Lirac

Domaine Chantepierre
Tavel, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Syrah/Shiraz 30%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 10%

Bright deep crimson shot through with mauve. Animally, ripe fruit, caramel. Soft attack, good structure, aftertaste of liquorices, notes of toast at the end.

ABV 14.5%

La Germine

Domaine Declaux
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 95%, Viognier 5%

Deep colored ruby ​​color. Stylish and elegant nose, black fruits, spices, smoky notes. The mouth is both full and silky. Lots of volume and long lasting in the mouth.

ABV 13.5%

Masion-Rouge

Domaine Declaux
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

The Côte-Rôtie is a wine that guards its secrets. Lovers of old vintages will keep them 10-15 years before they taste. However, Côte-Rôtie can be appreciated as soon as bottled, the wine will present aromas of black fruits, spices and a dense mouth characteristic of the Côte-Rôtie on their youth.

ABV 13.0%

Viognier de Durban

Domaine de Durban
Beaumes-de-Venise, Rhône, France

Viognier 100%

This is a very aromatic wine with a mixture of floral and fruit aromas. The fruit on the palate is a wonderful combination of citrus and stoned fruit such as pear, peach and grapefruit.

ABV 13.0%

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

Domaine de Durban
Beaumes-de-Venise, Rhône, France

Muscat 100%

The Muscat expresses itself with finesse. Delicate flavours tingle the tongue with notes of pear and apricot.

ABV 15.0%

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Blanc

Domaine de Nalys
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Picpoul, Roussanne, Grenache/Garnacha

This white wine is very fruity, ample, fresh and rich. It will be best enjoyed at 8°C and will be the ideal companion of fish, sea-food, poultry and white meats.

ABV 13.5%

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge

Domaine de Nalys
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 95%

Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of black currant, black berry, with some violet hints. Black berries and blackcurrant flavours are persistent as well as liquorice

ABV 14.5%

Esquisse

Domaine des Hauts Châssis
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Deep purple and violet colour with black and garnet-red reflections. Spicy on the nose and light redcurrant: black violet, black fruits, prunes and blackcurrant. Full supple and fruity mouth, supported by silky tannins.

ABV 13.0%

Les Châssis

Domaine des Hauts Châssis
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Crimson purple colour with mauve reflections. Elegant, crystallized and spicy on the nose: violet, mocha coffee and Havana, cocoa and nutmeg, black cherry, blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry. Bright firm and cordial mouth, civilized by tannins made round and silky by the maturing.

ABV 13.0%

Les Galets

Domaine des Hauts Châssis
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Deep crimson purple and violet colour; expressive nose, spicy, fruity and crystallised. Vanilla and Havana, cocoa, black cherry, Morello cherry and blackcurrant. Full on the mouth, cordial, fruity; well-balanced with fine and tonic tannins conferring a beautiful length.

ABV 13.0%

Cornas Confidence

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Highly concentrated nose of black fruits and spices. Very powerful and complex mouth with really tight but soft tannins. Very mineral.

ABV 13.5%

Cornas Empreintes

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Highly concentrated nose of black fruits and spices. Very powerful mouth with really tight tannins. Very string and generous but also great delicacy. Ageing potential 10-15 years.

ABV 13.5%

Cornas Prémices

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

A deep red colour. Concentrated nose of stone fruits and spices. The mouth is full with soft but tight tannins. The wine is very generous and long-lasting with a fresh finish. Ageing potential 6-10 years from the vintage year.

ABV 13.5%

Saint Joseph Les Coteaux

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Deep red colour. Ripe nose of red spicy fruit. A full and fleshy mouth. Nice concentration with well-rounded tannins.

ABV 14.0%

Condrieu Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Viognier 100%

Brilliant clear golden yellow colour. Intensely floral (violets) and fruity (apricot, peaches and citrus) on the nose. Rich and full bodied, harmonious with light acidity and round fleshy fruits. Delicate and elegant. This wine posses a penetrating fragrance of flowers, white peaches, apricot and honey.

ABV 14.0%

Côtes du Rhône Blanc Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Viognier 55%, Roussanne 20%, Marsanne 10%, Clairette blanche 10%, Bourboulenc 5%

A well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance. Yellow gold in colour, clear and brilliant. Freshness on the nose marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier ;white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach. A fruity palate with plenty of richness and body.

ABV 13.5%

Brune et Blonde de Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 96%, Viognier 4%

Dark ruby red colour. Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas. Round soft tannins on the pallete. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla. Overall balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak

ABV 13.0%

Côtes du Rhône Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 52%, Syrah/Shiraz 45%, Mourvèdre 3%

Deep, dark red in colour. Fresh fruit aromas with red and black berries. The palate is full, powerful and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Full with a soft finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. Goes well with cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese.

ABV 14.0%

St Francois Xavier Gigondas

Domaine St Francois Xavier
Dentelles de Montmirail, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 70%, Syrah/Shiraz 13%, Mourvèdre 12%, Cinsault 5%

Red wine with cherry color. A generous fruity that expresses itself from the attack on a suave and exuberant mouth and seduces you with its aromas of red fruits and its freshness. Long finish on the cherry core for this Cru franc and straight texture by smooth, almost melted tannins.

ABV 14.5%


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