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...
Crozes Hermitage, Frederic Reverdy, Northern Rhone, 2017
Frederic Reverdy
Crozes Hermitage Frederic Reverdy 2017
Crozes-Hermitage Frederic Reverdy, Ferraton Père et Fils, Northern Rhone, France, 2017   Syrah aged in oak for 12 months. Organic/Biodynamic production (uncertified). A full bodied wine. Clean, dry and well balanced,...
Les Collines de Laure Blanc, Jean Luc Colombo, Rhone, France, 2017
Jean Luc Colombo
Les Collines de Laure Blanc Jean Luc Colombo 2017
Les Collines de Laure Blanc, Jean-Luc Colombo, IGP Méditerranée, Rhône, France, 2017  Grapes: Blend of 70% Rolle (Vermentino) and 30% Viognier "Les Collines de Laure" (The Hills of Laure) brings together a blend of grapes...