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

By 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.

Côte du Rhône Chantepierre

By Domaine Chantepierre
Rhône, France

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

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

Lirac

By Domaine Chantepierre
Tavel, Rhône, France

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

La Germine

By Domaine Declaux
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.

Masion-Rouge

By Domaine Declaux
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.

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

By 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.

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge

By 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

Esquisse

By 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 reductant: black violet, curcuma, black fruits, prune with alcohol, blackcurrant. Full supple and fruity mouth, supported by silky tannins.

Les Châssis

By 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.

Les Galets

By 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.

Cornas Confidence

By 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.

Cornas Empreintes

By 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.

Cornas Prémices

By 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.

Brune et Blonde de Guigal

By Domaine E. Guigal
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%


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