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.

Condrieu Amour de Dieu, Jean Luc Colombo, Northern Rhone, France,  2017
Jean Luc Colombo
Condrieu Amour de Dieu Jean Luc Colombo 2017
Condrieu Amour de Dieu, Jean Luc Colombo, Northern Rhone, France, 2017  Grape: 100% Viognier The vineyards for “Amour de Dieu” are located on the very steep granitic slopes of the Condrieu appellation, with a southern exposure and...
Condrieu Vidal Fleury, Northern Rhone, France, 2017
Vidal Fleury
Condrieu Vidal Fleury 2017
Condrieu, Vidal-Fleury, Northern Rhone, France, 2017  Grape: 100% Viognier, steep slopes on granite soils, handpicked, fermentation 50:50 in steel and oak with 30% skin contact, ageing 12 months on lees with batonnage, unfined. Established in...