Wine from the Rhone Valley benefits from the Mediterranean climate in the region. It is in the south-east of France and follows the course of the river for nearly 150 miles, travelling from Lyon to the Bouches-du-Rhone at the Mediterranean Coast. The length of the valley means vines produced are widely varied in flavour and style.
The north and south sections of the valley produce hugely different types of wine. The northern sections of the valley focus closely on Syrah for red wine and Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne for whites and are known for working in smaller, quality driven processes. The south of the Rhone is much more prolific in its production and has a much longer list of varietals at its disposal with Grenache and Mourvedre amongst the most popular. When combined with Syrah these two varietals are blended to create the GSM blend which the southern Rhone region is known for.
Pale gold colour with green hints. Nose of white flowers and aniseed. The palate fresh and sharp but well balanced with some richness. White flowers and aniseed hints are also found with a mineral note.
A pale gold color with hint of silver. The nose expresses notes of white flowers, spices and toasted brioche. A lively palate is complemented by a rounded mouthfeel from the partial oak ageing. Full and rich.
A beautiful example of this small but very distinctive appellation. The nose is laden with pear, peach and grape with hints of parsley and herbs. The palate is creamy and rich, full of stone fruits and notes of licorice. The acidity is zippy & the finish incredibly long & memorable.
Domaine Richaud might be situated closer to the Languedoc than Burgundy, but stylistically Marcel Richaud sees himself as having more in common with the C�te d'Or. He is dismissive of what he describes as the over-extracted styles of the south. The key, he says, is balance and this begins in the meticulously tended vineyards. His new winery has a range of smaller tanks, giving greater flexibility…
This Organic C�tes-du-Rh�ne Blanc is a light yellow colour in the glass with delicate aromes of honeysuckle, lime zest and fleshy white peach. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne, this wine offers an appealing bright stone fruit character and white pepper spice and a rounded texture.
A golden colour in the glass, this wine reveals elegant aromas of almonds, limes and white fruit on the nose. On the palate it is refined with citrus and peach flavours well-balanced with racy acidity.
In the glass, this wine is an attractive pale yellow colour. The nose boasts aromas of white flowers and flaked almonds with subtle notes of sweet pastry. On the palate the concentrated flavours are well balanced with bright, racy acidty and lovely mineral notes, which linger on the finish.
This wine has delicate notes of white flowers and citrus fruit on the nose. The palate is well-balanced with racy acidity perfectly complimenting the stone fruit and saline flavours, which linger on the finish.
'Terrible Child' embodies the rebellious spirit of a new wave of passionate winemakers in the Rhone Valley. Wine with a pale gold color and brilliant reflections. The aromas of flowers and white fruits blend perfectly with the vivacity and freshness of this beautiful, tender wine.