Rhone

Very diverse wines take most advantage of the weather and winemaking conditions of the Rhône valley. The climate in Côtes du Rhône is hot and sunny, more constant than in the other French wine producing regions. The soil is stony, mainly made of granite.

Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. In Australia it is typically blended in "GSM" blends with Syrah and Mourvèdre.

For some more information see our article on the wines of the Rhone

 

Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2007
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2007
Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2007  Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, liquorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, blackcurrants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied,...
£54.00
Arbouse Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d' Uchaux 2015
Arbouse
Arbouse Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d' Uchaux 2015
Arbouse Côtes Du Rhône Villages Massif d' Uchaux 2015, Southern Rhone, France  Grape varieties, 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan    Warm and peppery with ripe, rich fruit particularly cherry, plum and...
£9.49
Arbouse Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d' Uchaux 2015
Arbouse
Arbouse Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d' Uchaux 2016
Arbouse Côtes Du Rhône Villages Massif d' Uchaux 2016, Southern Rhone, France  Grape varieties, 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan    Warm and peppery with ripe, rich fruit particularly cherry, plum and...
£9.49
Chateauneuf de Pape Domaine Font Michelle 2015
Domaine Font Michelle
Chateauneuf de Pape Domaine Font Michelle 2015
Châteauneuf de Pape, Domaine Font Michelle, Southern Rhône, 2015  75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre mautured in large oak barrels.  From a excellent vintage in the Rhône. Dark and savoury fruit flavours dominate...
£31.00
Chateauneuf de Pape Vieux Telegramme 2014
H Brunier Fils
Chateauneuf de Pape Vieux Telegramme 2014
Chateauneuf de Pape Vieux Telegramme 2014   80% Grenache - 10% Syrah - 6% Mourvèdre - 4% Cinsault. In vats for 10 months, then in foudres for a further 6 months or so. Bottled after slight filtration at 15-16 months.A...
£30.00
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Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Galets 2016
Galets de la Berthaude
Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Galets 2016
Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Galets de la Berthaude 2016, Southern Rhone, France    Grape variety, Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre  A lighter style of Châteauneuf, though still full bodied with ripe fruit and herby, spicy, brambly notes and a...
£21.65
Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Galets 2017
Galets de la Berthaude
Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Galets 2017
Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Galets de la Berthaude 2017, Southern Rhone, France    Grape variety, Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre  A lighter style of Châteauneuf, though still full bodied with ripe fruit and herby, spicy, brambly notes and a...
£21.65
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau  2003
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2003
Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2003  "The 2003 Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape has turned out well. Deep ruby with some purple nuances, this wine is medium to full-bodied and reveals...
£53.00
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 1999
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 1999
Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 1999  'Very sweet and thick and dense. With some quite dry tannins and lots of alcohol. A little rustic 17/20.' Jancis Robinson 16/10/2010 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe...
£49.00
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2000
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2000
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2000  "Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape 2000: A strong hue of maturity here, matt oxblood tones cutting through the deep red pigment. The nose is also...
£65.00
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2004
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2004
Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau'  2004  This wine offers Pure and silky, with raspberry, cocoa, truffle and mineral notes that glide along fresh acidity. Long, silky finish lets the fruit and minerality...
£53.00
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2006
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2006
Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2006  Very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. There's a nice twinge of...
£52.00
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2009
Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2009
Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2009  Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, liquorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, blackcurrants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied,...
£54.00
Chateauneuf du Pape, La Bernadine M. Chapoutier 2011
Michel Chapoutier
Chateauneuf du Pape, La Bernadine M. Chapoutier 2011
Châteauneuf du Pape, La Bernadine, M. Chapoutier 2011  100% Grenache, unoaked aged in concrete tanks for 18 months before bottling. A deep purple colour. On the nose, it's complex and subtle with blackcurrant, plum notes followed by roasted...
£36.99
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
Côtes du Rhône, Chapoutier, Southern Rhône, France 2017
Michel Chapoutier
Cotes du Rhone Chapoutier 2017
Côtes du Rhône, Chapoutier, Southern Rhône, France 2017  50% Grenache, 50% Syrah  A superb wine with rich aromas of dark red fruits, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich...
£11.99
Cotes du Rhone E.Guigal 2013
E.Guigal
Cotes du Rhone E.Guigal 2013
Côtes Du Rhône E.Guigal 2013  50% Syrah, 45% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre with 18 months in oak foudres.  To the eye a deep and dark red. Shiny. On the nose fresh fruits with red berries and spices. The palate is full,...
£12.95
Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2017
Les Coteaux
Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2017
Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2017   A lot of aromatic complexity, some very ripe fruits like prune, raisins and liquorice, full-bodied, supple and delicious, with nice spice and candied notes to finish.    
£8.75
Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau M Chapoutier 2014
Michel Chapoutier
Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau M Chapoutier 2014
Côtes Du Rhône Village Rasteau, M.Chapoutier, 2014, Southern Rhone, France   Grape variety, a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.  A very deep crimson red, with a fine and powerful nose of ripe fruit aromas, including...
£17.99
Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Frederic Reverdy 2014
Frederic Reverdy
Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Frederic Reverdy 2014
Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Frederic Reverdy 2014  Classic Cote du rhone blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.  A lovely medium bodied expression from the Southern Rhone.  The nose is reminiscent of the...
£11.80
Crozes Hermitage Frederick Reverdy 2015
Frederic Reverdy
Crozes Hermitage Frederick Reverdy 2015
Crozes-Hermitage, Frederic Reverdy, Northern Rhone, 2015   Full bodied, Syrah dominated wine. Clean, dry and well balanced, exotically spicy with dark, ripe fruit and oak.  Ideal as an aperitif or with salads (Lyon salad,...
£15.90
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
Domaine de Beaumalric Muscat Beaumes De Venise 2013
Beaumes De Venise
Domaine de Beaumalric Muscat Beaumes De Venise 2013
Domaine de Beaumalric Muscat Beaumes De Venise 2013  Orangey gold colour with rich apricot fruit, intense and concentrated, a super dessert wine. Muscat De Beaumes de Venise has been made for nearly two thousand years. Pliny the Elder (AD 23 - AD...
£18.10
Domaine de Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014
Michel Chapoutier
Domaine de Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014
Occultum Lapidem Domaine de Bila Haut Latour De France Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2014 Chapoutier  A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 5% each of Carignan and Mourvèdre.  A serious, classically styled effort, it...
£19.99
Domaine de Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2015
Michel Chapoutier
Domaine de Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2015
Occultum Lapidem, Domaine de Bila Haut, Latour De France, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, 2015, Chapoutier  A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 5% each of Carignan and Mourvèdre.  A serious, classically styled...
£19.99
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
Gigondas Guigal 2012
E.Guigal
Gigondas Guigal 2012
Gigondas E. Guigal, Southern Rhone, 2012  60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre. 2 years in oak foudres, 50% is new oak.  Intense nose dominated by peach and apricot with liquorice and notes of undergrowth. Generous, powerful...
£23.99
Gigondas Guigal 2013
E.Guigal
Gigondas Guigal 2013
Gigondas E. Guigal 2013 , Southern Rhone, France    Grape variety, 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, aged for 2 years in oak foudres, of which 50% is new oak.   Purple in colour with an intense nose...
£23.99
Gigondas M Chapoutier 2015
Michel Chapoutier
Gigondas M Chapoutier 2015
Gigondas, M. Chapoutier, Southern Rhone, 2015  A classic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre with 12 to 16 months aging in barrel.  A ruby-red colour. Characterful, robust, full bodied and earthy. Peppery berried...
£25.99
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
La Ciboise Blanc Luberon Chapoutier 2016
Michel Chapoutier
La Ciboise Blanc Luberon Chapoutier 2016
La Ciboise Blanc, M. Chapoutier,  Luberon, Rhône  2016    A blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Ugni Blanc and Roussanne. Pale, with green and yellow tints. Aromas of white blossom, lemons and exotic fruits with a...
£10.99
La Ciboise Rouge Luberon Chapoutier 2015
Michel Chapoutier
La Ciboise Rouge Luberon Chapoutier 2015
La Ciboise Rouge, M. Chapoutier,  Luberon, Rhône 2015  60% Grenache, 40% Syrah. An intense, brilliant and limpid garnet red colour with purple tints. Complex on the nose and delicate with spicy notes (nutmeg and peppered) and...
£10.99
£8.79
Muscat De Beaumes De Venise M Chapoutier 2014
Michel Chapoutier
Muscat De Beaumes De Venise M Chapoutier 2014
Muscat De Beaumes De Venise M Chapoutier 2014   100% Muscat Petit Grains  Golden yellow in colour and a powerful, rich and elegant nose of candied fruits and flowers. A well-balanced palate, with a great length and good, steady aromatic...
£12.40
£12.00
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