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. 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
  2. Côtes du Rhône Villages, Laudun Chusclan

    Nose characterized by cherries and mature strawberries, sweet tanninc structure giving a soft and elegant mouthfeel. Learn More

    £11.95
  3. Domaine Brusset, Côtes du Rhône

    Smooth and approachable with notes of ripe raspberries and spice. Learn More

    £11.95
  4. Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan Rouge, Laudun Chusclan

    Ripe cherries and strawberries, with a sweet tannic structure giving a soft and elegant mouthfeel. Learn More

    £11.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Domaine Brusset, Cairanne 'Les Travers'

    Concentrated and very elegant with ripe, spicy, red and black fruits. Learn More

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

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

    £17.95
  10. Arabesque, Domaine de Montvac, Vacqueyras

    Pure, intense yet delicate aromas of redcurrant and licquorice, without oak. Structure very elegant with fine tannins and balanced acidity. Poised and long. Learn More

    £19.50
  11. Brézème Cotes du Rhône, Charles Helfenbein

    Medium-bodied, soft, and silky with notes of smoked meat, violet, olive, and pipe tobacco. A deft balance of acid and tannin on the finish. 

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    £19.95
  12. Domaine Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage, Papillon

    Absolutely delicious. Exciting young Syrah, full of raspberries and fragrant black pepper; succulent and rounded. Absolutely delicious, in case we didn't mention it previously. Learn More

    £19.95
  13. 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
  14. Crozes-Hermitage, Cuvée Laurent, Domaine Combier

    Rich and spicy with an underlying savoury quality. Learn More

    £23.50
  15. Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Oliviers, Maison Favier

    Succulent to begin with, balanced by fine tannins and good acidity Learn More

    £24.50
  16. 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
  17. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, St. Joseph Les Pierres Sèches

    Elegantly perfumed with raspberry, violet and black pepper. Learn More

    £26.50
  18. 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
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