The best wines of Rhone Valley

Discover the best wines of Rhone Valley as well as the best winemakers of Rhone Valley and estates of Rhone Valley to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Rhone Valley and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Rhone Valley by region

Looking for a good wine of Rhone Valley among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Rhone Valley. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Rhone Valley with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Rhone Valley

Red wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of lamb, pork or poultry such as recipes of lamb chops with honey and spices, old-fashioned pork roll or coconut chicken and curry.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the red wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, jam or cheese and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, cracked pepper or hoisin. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Rhone Valley. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Rhone Valley

  • 1969 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1982 With an average score of 4.76/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.73/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.72/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 4.68/5
  • 1978 With an average score of 4.68/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Rhone Valley

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache
  • Mourvedre
  • Viognier
  • Cinsault
  • Marsanne

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Rhone Valley

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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.

Great white wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Rhone Valley

White wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of stuffed round zucchini, grilled tuna with mediterranean marinade or savoury endive puff pastry.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the white wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, tangerine or mango and sometimes also flavors of passion fruit, straw or lemon zest. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Rhone Valley. is a powerful.

The best vintages in white wine of Rhone Valley

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.53/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.41/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Rhone Valley

  • Roussanne
  • Viognier
  • Marsanne
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Clairette
  • Bourboulenc

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Rhone Valley

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Discover the grape variety: Bourboulenc

Bourboulenc is mainly grown in the southern part of France. It is a white grape variety that ripens quite late. It can only be harvested around 25 September and for an average of only one month. Bourboulenc is particularly fond of low-lying, but at the same time warm and dry locations. The aroma of this grape variety is not very pronounced, but it has a certain exotic fruit and floral aroma such as broom. The result is a low alcohol wine with subtle and fleeting aromas. Blanquette, bourboulanc, bourboulenque, doucillon, clairette dorée and clairette blanche are all names that can designate bourboulenc. This grape variety is very sensitive to diseases common to all vine plants such as magnesium deficiency, mildew and oidium. Bourboulenc can be used as a table grape. Most French people keep the bunches until Christmas in order to present them on the festive table as desserts.

Great sparkling wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Rhone Valley

Sparkling wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of roast beef in a salt crust, berber giblet frying pan or rougail of knackis.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of apples, black fruits or oaky and sometimes also flavors of blackberry, red fruit or tobacco.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Rhone Valley

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 3.98/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Rhone Valley

  • Clairette
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache
  • Mourvedre
  • Cinsault

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Rhone Valley

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The word of the wine: Astringent

Said of a wine that is a bit harsh and rough on the palate. Astringency often appears in young red wines that are rich in tannins and need to be rounded out.

Great pink wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Rhone Valley

Pink wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of potato cake with serrano ham, smoked salmon pasta gratin or linguine with squid ink and cockles.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of cream, forest floor or black currant and sometimes also flavors of black fruits, pepper or leather. In the mouth the pink wine of the region of Rhone Valley. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in pink wine of Rhone Valley

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.92/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Rhone Valley

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cinsault
  • Mourvedre
  • Clairette
  • Carignan

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Rhone Valley

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Discover the grape variety: Viognier

White Viognier is a grape variety that originated in France (Rhone Valley). 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 small bunches, and grapes of small size. White Viognier can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Savoie & Bugey, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Beaujolais.

Great sweet wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Rhone Valley

Sweet wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of cannelloni of meat, grilled lobster with tarragon cream sauce or rabbit with goat cheese and mint.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of minerality, citrus or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of pineapple, vegetal or straw. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Rhone Valley. is a powerful.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Rhone Valley

  • 1995 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.26/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Rhone Valley

  • Viognier
  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Marsanne
  • Mourvedre
  • Cinsault

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Rhone Valley

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The word of the wine: Legs

Synonymous with tears.

Great natural sweet wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Rhone Valley

Natural sweet wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or spicy food such as recipes of southern beef meatballs, lasagne with vegetables and savoy tomatoes or simple chicken curry.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, citrus fruit or stone fruit and sometimes also flavors of orange, jasmine or honey.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Rhone Valley

  • 2001 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.21/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.05/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Rhone Valley

  • Grenache
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Mourvedre
  • Muscatel
  • Merlot

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Rhone Valley

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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.

Great unknow wines of Rhone Valley

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Rhone Valley

Unknow wines from the region of Rhone Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of unknow wine of Rhone Valley

On the nose the unknow wine of the region of Rhone Valley. often reveals types of flavors of oak, spices.

The best vintages in unknow wine of Rhone Valley

  • 2012 With an average score of 3.20/5

The best wineries and winemakers for unknow wine of Rhone Valley

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News from the vineyard of Rhone Valley

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Charnay-les-Mâcon

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Charnay-les-Mâcon, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bo ...

Northern Rhône 2020: full report and top-scoring wines

Northern Rhône 2020 overall rating: 4.5/5 A reliably fresh, balanced and approachable vintage – a return to classicism after a series of powerful years. Excellent white wines. Northern Rhône 2020 red wine of the vintage: Domaine Rostaing, La Côte Brune, Côte-Rôtie  2020 Northern Rhône 2020 white wine of the vintage: Domaine JL Chave, Hermitage 2020 The main features of the year were drought, heat and a very early harvest. Thankfully there were heavy rains in October, November and December 2019 w ...

The Saint-Véran appellation investigated through its geology and geography

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of the Saint-Véran appellation.The exercice is particularly complex as there are so many variables that make up the terroir throughout its geographical area. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program broadcasted in June 2021. Retrouvez-nous sur les réseaux so ...

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