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The Rhone Valley stretches almost 500 miles from North to South and is home to some of France's oldest vine plantings that were first cultivated in Roman Times. The region is split into Northern and Southern Rhone, both of which are very contrasting regions. From the North, the appellations of Hermitage and Cote Rotie produce some of the most famous and rare wines from Syrah, harvested from the very steep slopes carved into the hillsides. It is also here that the world's best Viognier is produced from the Condrieu appellation.

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2014 Condrieu Coteaux de Vernon

Domaine Georges Vernay

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2009 Ermitage Le Pavillon

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Single bottle£575.20

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2012 Côte-Rôtie Maison Rouge

Domaine Georges Vernay

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Case 6 x 75cl £447.60

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2008 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée

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This cuvée¿s primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, whereas the old-vine source in the Côte Blonde, more acidic and sandy, provides wine of less dense colour. Pure Syrah (Michel adds no Viognier) grown at minuscule yields from 70 year old vines gives this wine power...

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2016 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée

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1998 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet

Domaine Font de Michelle

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Case of 12 x 75cl £517.20

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2013 Hermitage

Domaine du Colombier

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Magnum 150cl £89.20

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2013 Côte Rôtie La Landonne

Domaine René Rostaing

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Bottle 75cl £90.60

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2012 Hermitage Rouge La Chapelle

Domaine Jaboulet Ainé

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Image of wine Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Centenaire Cailloux
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A rich and expressive nose of blackcurrants and blackberries, undergrowth and leather. Complex aromas up until then uniquely reserved to wine having aged for a long period of time, are already present. This wine has a powerful roundness on the palate with an impressively long finish. A great partner to game or to enjoy quite simply alone for the sheer...

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2013 Hommage à Jacques Perrin

Domaines Perrin

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varieties are permitted in the appellations, with Grenache appearing as the predominant red varietal, most famously celebrated in the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The range of grapes grown also provides refreshing alternatives to Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot, Cabernet and Merlot.

When compared to the wines offered from France's other leading winemaking areas, the wines of the Rhone Valley are comparatively cheap. As well as offering plenty of diversity from North to South, the area therefore produces some of the best value wines in the world. This, coupled with an incredible run of excellent vintages over the past 10 years, makes the Rhone Valley one of the most exciting and attractive wine producing regions in the world.

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