Northern Rhone

The Northern Rhône. Syrah is the only red grape variety permitted in red AOC wines from this sub-region. The grape, which is believed to have originated in or close to the Rhône region, is also widely known as Shiraz, its name in Australia and much of the English-speaking world, and has recently become very popular with consumers around the world. For wines bearing the Cornas AOC designation, Syrah must be used exclusively, whereas other reds from the northern Rhône sub-region may be blended with white wine grapes, either Viognier or Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the appellation. However, while this is allowed by the AOC rules, blending with white grapes is only widely practiced for Côte-Rôtie. Viognier by itself is used for white wines from Condrieu and Château-Grillet. Marsanne and Roussanne are in turn used for the whites from Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint Joseph, and Saint Péray.

Cote Rotie La Mordoree 2012 M Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Cote Rotie La Mordoree 2012 M Chapoutier
Côte-Rôtie ‘La Mordorée’ Chapoutier 2012 100% Syrah This is a very steep, terraced vineyard located on the border of the “Côte Blonde”. The soil is composed of chlorite and ferruginous mica-schists in...
£108.00
Crozes Hermitage Les Meysonniers Chapoutier 2016
Michel Chapoutier
Crozes Hermitage Les Meysonniers Chapoutier 2016
Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers, Northern Rhone, M. Chapoutier 2016    Grape variety, 100% Syrah, hand harvested and aged in concrete tanks.   Very intense, purplish red in colour. Quince, peony and then roasted almond on the...
£20.99
Ermitage Blanc De L Oree 2011 M Chapouter
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc De L Oree 2011 M Chapouter
Ermitage Blanc ‘De L’Orée’ 2011   3.5ha, 100% Marsanne "Very lively and quite tight and natural and 'bio'.  Lots of wild life going on in there, though it is still quite casual in structure rather than tense...
£156.00
Ermitage Blanc De L Oree 2012 M Chapouter
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc De L Oree 2012 M Chapouter
Ermitage Blanc ‘De L’Orée’ Chapoutier 2012  3.5ha, 100% Marsanne The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from the plot ‘Les Murets’ in the Eastern part of the hill. The soil was formed by...
£137.00
Ermitage Blanc De L Oree 2013 M Chapouter
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc De L Oree 2013 M Chapouter
Ermitage Blanc ‘De L’Orée’ Chapoutier 2013   3.5ha, 100% Marsanne Leading off three single-vintage whites from Hermitage, the stunning 2013 Ermitage Cuvee de L’Orée has an off-the-hook bouquet that includes just...
£165.00
Ermitage Blanc L Ermite 2012 M Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc L Ermite 2012 M Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc ‘L’Ermite’2012 M Chapoutier  100% Marsanne Particularly complex, dense nose with masses of acidity and prominent saltiness. A very long term wine with great potential. Lots of lime and citrus with rich texture...
£383.00
Ermitage Blanc Le Meal 2012 Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc Le Meal 2012 Chapoutier
Ermitage Blanc ‘Le Méal’ Chapoutier 2012 2ha, 100% Marsanne Grapes producing “Le Méal” come from the Méal hillside. This is an old fluvioglacial alluvial deposit soil with large pebbles which contribute to the...
£137.00
Ermitage Rouge L Ermite 2012 Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge L Ermite 2012 Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge ‘L’Ermite’ – The Star, floral, expressive. Excellent.   3ha, 100% Syrah "Racy, sinewy, polished with refined ripe fruit underneath but very skilfully hidden. Long and juicy and so very different from Le...
£218.00
Ermitage Rouge Le Meal 2013 M Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge Le Meal 2013 M Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge ‘Le Méal’ 2013 2.2ha, 100% Syrah "A classic expression of the gorgeous, sunbaked vineyard, the 2013 Ermitage le Méal is as ripe, sexy and voluptuous as they come in the vintage. Black raspberries, jammy...
£156.00
Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon 2011 M Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon 2011 M Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon’ 2011   "Dark, shiny crimson. Very meaty, savoury and the most obviously stereotypically Hermitage. Polished tannins but they are there in abundance. Very notable acidity and bone dry fruit. Wait ages before opening...
£203.00
Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon 2012 M Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon 2012 M Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge ‘Le Pavillon’ 2012   4ha, 100% Syrah This wine comes from ‘lieu-dit’ Les Bessards. The plot has a specific geology: It is composed of a fine layer of sediment lying on granitic subsoil. The 65 years old...
£264.00
Ermitage Rouge Les Greffieux 2012 M Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge Les Greffieux 2012 M Chapoutier
Ermitage Rouge ‘Les Greffieux’ – Great length and complexity  3.5ha, 100% Syrah "Very solid and savoury on the nose. Wonderfully ripe and opulent. Fresh and open. Really very gorgeous. Real lift. Surprisingly open. Blend of roast...
£104.00
Hermitage Chante Alouette M. Chapoutier 2013
Michel Chapoutier
Hermitage Chante Alouette M. Chapoutier 2013
Hermitage Chante Alouette M. Chapoutier 2013 100% Marsanne A brilliant green gold. Complex and subtle on the nose with aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger, acacia with a hint of linden-tree. Notes of almond on the palate, very elegant and good length.
£48.99
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granilites 2012
Michel Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granilites 2012
Saint-Joseph Les Granilites Blanc M Chapoutier, Northern Rhône, France 2012 100% Marsanne with 10 months in oak barrels. Strong yellow with bright green highlights. Fresh nose, with delicate notes of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit...
£28.99
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granits 2011
Michel Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granits 2011
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granits, Northern Rhône, France 2011  100% Marsanne "Pale honey colour. Honeysuckle nose. Pretty low acid makes it taste a little sweet but gloriously beguiling. Not that intense but very flattering with just a hint of...
£48.00
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granits 2012
Michel Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granits 2012
Saint-Joseph Blanc ‘Les Granits’  Chapoutier 2012 2ha, 100% Marsanne This wine comes from a small selection of very old Marsanne vines planted on steep granitic slopes in the South of Tournon. The granitic soil also contains stones and...
£46.00
Saint Joseph Rouge Le Clos 2011
Michel Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Rouge Le Clos 2011
Saint Joseph Rouge Le Clos 2011  Admirably fresh nose with fully ripe fruit and a strong mineral streak. Polished. Long and satisfying with good line. JR 17/20
£79.00
Saint Joseph Rouge Les Granits 2011
Michel Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Rouge Les Granits 2011
Saint Joseph Rouge Les Granits, M Chapoutier, Northern Rhone, France 2011  100% Syrah in oak for 18 months.  "Another stunner is the 2011 St.-Joseph Les Granits. It’s made in a forward, accessible style and offers up gorgeous...
£42.00