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. 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
  2. Domaine Brusset, Cairanne 'Les Travers'

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

    £16.95
  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, Châteauneuf du Pape Chaupin

    Rich and dense but fresh and stylish, with a lively mineral quality and bright acidity. Learn More

    £59.50
  6. 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
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