About the region Rhone Valley

The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the southeast of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.
The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and mesoclimates. The region's wine-producing areas cover such a distance that there is a widely accepted division between its northern and southern parts. Rather neatly, they are separated by a gap of 25 miles (40 km) between the towns of Valance and Montelimar, in which almost no vines are grown.
This division is reflected not only in geography and preferred grape varieties, but also in the quality and quantity of wines produced. The smaller, more quality-driven northern section focuses almost entirely on Syrah for red wines and Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne for whites, while the larger and more prolific south employs a much longer list of varieties. The most notable of these are the red varieties Grenache and Mourvedre, which are combined with Syrah to produce the 'GSM' blend so characteristic of the southern Rhone. While the granite-blessed slopes of the north are paired with a continental climate, the rocky, sandy soils of the flatter south enjoy the warmer winters of a Mediterranean climate.


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Camille Cayran La Reserve Cairanne Rouge 2016 £12.00

Ripe black raspberry aromas intermix dried herbs and peppered meats. Medium to full bodied the palat...

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Camille Cayran La Reserve Cairanne Rouge 2016 £12.00

Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau Gigognan Clos de Roi 2014 £37.50

The flagship of the Chateau Gigognan range, it is a perfectly balanced, distinctive, powerful, suppl...

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Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau Gigognan Clos de Roi 2014 £37.50

Chateauneuf du Pape Esprit de Gigognan 2013 £29.50

Dense ruby colour with provocative notes, sweet raspberry and black cherry peppers are noted on the ...

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Chateauneuf du Pape Esprit de Gigognan 2013 £29.50

Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Cotes de Ventoux 2016 £9.50

Colour is dense and dark, the palate is full and rich offering blackcurrents and blueberries with a ...

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Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Cotes de Ventoux 2016 £9.50

Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Gigondas Vieilles Vignes 2016 £18.50

Deep purple colour. Complex bouquet of red fruits with a few notes of black fruits, a dense, generou...

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Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Gigondas Vieilles Vignes 2016 £18.50

Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Prince d'Orange Cotes du Rhone 2016 £11.50

Dark Purple colour, bouquet of undergrowth, hazelnut, pepper. Complex mouth of vanilla and blackcurr...

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Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Prince d'Orange Cotes du Rhone 2016 £11.50

Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Prince d'Orange Cotes du Rhone 2017 £11.50

Dark Purple colour, bouquet of undergrowth, hazelnut, pepper. Complex mouth of vanilla and blackcurr...

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Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Prince d'Orange Cotes du Rhone 2017 £11.50

Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Sablet Villages 2016 £14.50

Deep and rich body which lifts out of the glass with a huge complex structure with a violet bouquet ...

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Domaine de Boissan Bonfils Sablet Villages 2016 £14.50

Domaine de Boissan Cotes de Rhone2016 £10.00

Black dark red colour with a dark purple hue. Rising from the glass are aromatics of ripe blackberry...

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Domaine de Boissan Cotes de Rhone2016 £10.00

Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine 2016 £34.50

A very strong ruby colour, it offers a complex nose of cinnamon, cooked fruit and sour cherries, the...

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Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine 2016 £34.50

Domaine lafond Lirac Rouge Roc Epine 2016 £14.50

A powerful and well built wine, a deep ruby colour with violet tints. Complex nose of vanilla, fruit...

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Domaine lafond Lirac Rouge Roc Epine 2016 £14.50

Domaine Pradelle Crozes Hermitage Les Hirondelles 2015 £19.50

The nose is very rich with notes of liquorice, pepper, red and black fruits... the Palate has a clea...

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Domaine Pradelle Crozes Hermitage Les Hirondelles 2015 £19.50