Top 100 wines of Rhone Valley

Discover the top 100 best wines of Rhone Valley as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Rhone Valley and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Rhone Valley

The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in Southeastern France. It follows the North-south course of the Rhône for nearly 240 km, from Lyon to the Rhône delta (Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast. The Length of the valley means that Rhône wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and mesoclimates. The viticultural areas of the region cover such a distance that there is a widely accepted division between its northern and southern parts.

They are separated quite clearly by a 40 km gap between the towns of Valance and Montélimar, where vines are hardly ever grown. This division is reflected not only in the geography and preferred Grape varieties, but also in the quality and quantity of the wines produced. The smaller, more quality-oriented north focuses almost entirely on Syrah for red wines and Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne for whites, while the larger, more prolific south employs a much longer list of grape varieties. Most notable are the red varieties Grenache and Mourvèdre, which are combined with Syrah to produce the "GSM" blend so characteristic of the southern Rhône.

Discover the grape variety: Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre noir is a grape variety originating from Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Mourvèdre noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Rhone Valley

wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of lamb, pork or poultry such as recipes of leg of lamb cooked in yoghurt / tave kosi (albania), rabbit with hunter's sauce or honey chicken salad.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose in the region of Rhone Valley often reveals types of flavors of cherry, hibiscus or cola and sometimes also flavors of sweet tobacco, musk or saline. In the mouth in the region of Rhone Valley is a powerful with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Rhone Valley

Collective Napa Valley wine programme makes debut

Described as a ‘year-round engagement and philanthropy programme’, Collective Napa Valley is the culmination of work to replace the annual Auction Napa Valley event that first started in 1981. The new programme was launched on Monday (10 September), with trade body Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) encouraging wine enthusiasts to sign up. While keeping a philanthropic principle, the new Collective programme is intended to reach a wider group of wine lovers – from high-end collectors to new drinke ...

The Saint-Véran appellation seen by Kevin Tessieux

Kévin Tessieux, President of the appellation’s winegrower union, shares his perspective on the Saint-Véran appellation and tell us about the origin of its name. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program broadcasted in June 2021. Retrouvez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VinsdeBourgogneofficiel Twitter : https://twitter.com/VinsdeBourgogne​​​ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/vinsdebourgogne/ LinkedIn: https://www.li ...

St-Joseph 2020: report and top-scoring wines

This is a very fine vintage for St-Joseph, with excellent red and white wines to be found along the length of the appellation. Scroll down for tasting notes and scores for the top scoring St-Joseph 2020 wines {"content":"PHA+VGhlcmUgYXJlIG1hbnkgZXhjZXB0aW9uYWwgd2luZXMgZnJvbSBzbWFsbCBidXQgb3V0c3RhbmRpbmcgZ3Jhbml0ZSB0ZXJyb2lycyB0byBiZSBmb3VuZCBmb3IgbGVzcyB0aGFuIMKjNDAgcGVyIGJvdHRsZS48L3A+CjxwPjxkaXYgY2xhc3M9ImFkLWNvbnRhaW5lciBhZC1jb250YWluZXItLW1vYmlsZSI+PGRpdiBpZD0icG9zdC1pbmxpbmUt ...