Rhone

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
Jamet Cote Rotie 2000 75CL 2240
Jamet Cote Rotie 2005 75CL 2140
Jamet Cote Rotie 2006 75CL 2140
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

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