Rhone has a long wine producing history of over 500 years. It is a very large, warm region known in the wine world for its variety of earthy red wines. Rhône wine is produced mainly from Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Wines in which all three are blended are known as GSM blends, and have become popular across the world. Rhone wines are well-Known for their bright, vibrant flavors of spice, brought on by the warmth of the climate, Rhône wines also tend to have flavors of dark fruit, herbs, coffee, and earth.
Rhone is divided into Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone. In Northern Rhone, red wine is dominated by Syrah especially in star appellation like Cote Rotie and Hermitage. Because of the prestigious slope with intense sunshine, the world class Syrah is produced which is elegant, fine and superb with long ageing potential. White wine is less produced but as famous as red like Condrieu made by Viognier grape. In Southern Rhone, Syrah no longer rules the area but also Grenache and Mouvedre. The king in here is Chateauneuf-du-Pape producing exotic and glamorous wines because of the unique Galets Roules soil.
|Winery||Description||Vintage||Format||Bot. Price by Case||Rating|
|Chateau de Beaucastel||Chateauneuf du Pape, 6x75cl||2012||6X75CL||3300|
|E. Guigal||Cote Rotie La Landonne, 3x75cl||1999||3X75CL||17700||RP100|
|E. Guigal||Cote Rotie La Mouline||1983||75CL||8000||RP 97|
|Henri Bonneau||Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier||2005||75CL||2280|
|P. Jaboulet||Hermitage La Petite Chapelle 6X75cl||2010||6X75CL||2880||RP 92|
|P. Jaboulet||Hermitage Chevalier Sterimberg, 6x75cl||2014||6X75CL||2520||RP 93|
|P. Jaboulet||Hermitage La Chapelle, 900cl||2007||900cl||20800||RP 91|