Rhône

The valley of the Rhône from Lyon to the Mediterranean offers much in the way of striking scenery, from the vertiginous slopes of Côte Rôtie, via the dramatic cliffs of Saint-Peray, to the Provençale palette of the Côtes du Rhône, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux.

This diverse region that presents such a feast for the eyes has become one of the world’s most exciting fine wine-producing areas. A new generation of passionate young grower-winemakers has begun producing wines under their own labels once contracts with the négociants expired. Their enthusiasm and attention to detail have tremendously boosted the quality and distinctiveness of the wines, which are amazingly well priced for the quality they offer.

Within the region, there are two distinct areas that make quite different styles of wine. Deeply-coloured reds made from Syrah, rich whites based on Marsanne and Roussanne, and (in Condrieu only) intensely-perfumed whites from Viognier come from between Lyon and Valence. South of Montélimar, Grenache dominates the paler but velvety red wines, with Syrah, Mourvèdre and others forming a supporting cast.

Whites also tend to be blends, based on Grenache Blanc. Because of the geographical separation of these two areas and the different grapes grown, the character of a given vintage will vary considerably between the two.

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  1. Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, Domaine Chante Cigale

    Lovely peachy aromas on the nose leading to a full and ripe citrusy white wine. Learn More

    £29.50
  2. Domaine de la Janasse, Côtes du Rhône Rouge

    One of the southern Rhône valley’s finest producers, Janasse’s Côtes du Rhône puts other’s Châteauneuf du Pape to shame. Learn More

    £13.95
  3. Syrah IGP Collines Rhidaniennes, Charles Helfenbein

    A lovely deep colour of purple and garnet red. Ripe dark fruits and warming spices on the nose with a fleshy mouthfeel and surprisingly long, savoury bitter-chocolatey finish.  

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    £14.50
  4. Domaine de la Janasse, Côtes du Rhône Blanc

    Excellent concentration on the palate with vibrant acidity. Bone dry with real power. Learn More

    £16.50
  5. Domaine Yves Cuilleron Syrah Les Vignes d'à Côté

    This is Cuilleron's VDP Collines Rhodaniennes - and we think the pedigree of Cuilleron you get a tasty snapshot of their superb wines without paying a premium price tag.

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    £15.95
  6. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Côte Rôtie, La Madinière

    Deeply concentrated, tight and seriously well structured. Learn More

    £59.50
  7. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Condrieu Les Chaillets, Vieilles Vignes

    Rich and full with great acidity giving the wine exceptional balance. Learn More

    £59.50
  8. Côtes du Rhône Blanc Quatre Cepages, Laudun Chusclan

    Light gold colour, expressive nose of stone fruit and floral notes. Learn More

    £9.95
  9. Cave de Saint Desirat IGP Ardeche

    Black pepper and Parma violets on a medium-weight body with vibrant acidity and light tannins. Classic Northern Rhone. Learn More

    £9.95
  10. Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage 'Albéric'

    So delicious that it will inevitably be consumed straight away...but should you forget about a few bottles, they will age beautifully for at least another 5-6 years. Learn More

    £25.00
  11. Cairanne Les Travers Blanc, Domaine Brusset

    Initially round and fruity, with a rich and meaty finish. Learn More

    £16.95
  12. Domaine Brusset Gigondas Tradition 'Le Grand Montmirail'

    Outstanding value: vibrant, just-picked raspberries and crushed black pepper. Drink now or keep 4-5 years. Learn More

    £22.50
  13. Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun Blanc, Laudun Chusclan

    Nose characterised by a bouquet of white fruits (pear) and white flowers (acacia and citrus). Delicate freshness and minerality on the palate Learn More

    £11.95
  14. Variation, Domaine de Montvac, Vacqueyras

    A beautiful 100% Grenache wine that comes exclusively from a small plot of 85 year-old vines. Learn More

    £28.50
  15. Domaine de la Janasse, Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

    Well developed with well rounded, ripe tannins and a rich, powerful, velvety finish. Learn More

    £89.50
  16. Crozes-Hermitage, Cuvée Laurent, Domaine Combier

    Rich and spicy with an underlying savoury quality. Learn More

    £23.50
  17. Domaine de la Janasse, Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition

    From one of the superstar estates of the southern Rhone Valley. Learn More

    £39.50
  18. Domaine de la Janasse, Viognier VDP

    A fresh yet muscular Viognier with all the delicious weight of a classic Southern-Rhone white. Fresh stone-fruit flavours and a lovely honeyed finish.

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    £16.95
  19. Domaine de la Janasse, 'Terre de Bussière, Principauté d'Orange

    A beautifully well-made example of Southern French grape varieties. Learn More

    £17.95
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