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.
Heading to the warmer South and a sizeable 13 grape...
Again, outstanding concentration and velvety rich mouthfeel. Brooding, 6 magnums £405.00black fruit flavours with layers of chocolate and coffee with good tannic grip.Real purity of fruit with elegance, texture, depth of flavour and complexity.Poised and elegant, yet powerful, balanced and with real finesse.Astonishingly good. Drink 2013-2028more
Bottle 75cl £66.68
This wine comes from ¿lieu-dit¿ Les Bessards, a fine layer of sediment lying on granite slopes. Its 65 year old vines are positioned at a lower altitude band of the Hermitage hill, at approximately 130 metres, above the ruins of a stone house that gives it its name. With tiny yields (20 hl/ha), this is perhaps the most complex of...more
Bottle 75cl £151.68
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.