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The Rhône Valley takes its name from the river that winds through the winemaking region over almost 200 km and is made up of two distinct parts: the northern Côtes du Rhône and southern Côtes du Rhône. The grape varieties, winemaking methods, and soil types but also the climates are relatively different. The region is the second biggest producer of AOC wine after the Bordeaux wine region.

The southern Rhône vineyards stretch from Montélimar to Avignon over the departments of the Drôme, Ardèche, Vaucluse and the Gard. They are located on both sides of the Rhône from Donzère to the confluence with the Durance, on slopes and plateaux that vary in altitude. They produce a broad range of wines, from the simplest to the most complex, but always generous. There are 15 different AOC areas, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Lirac, Tavel, Rasteau, Ventoux, Lubéron and of course all the Côtes du Rhône Villages (95 villages).

The climate is of mediterranean type and very dry, marked by the Mistral wind. This climate is however slightly different and wetter for the vineyards near to the mountain chains (Mont Ventoux, Dentelles de Montmirail, etc.).

The soils of the left bank are mainly made up of sands and calcareous sandstone whilst those of the right bank are chiefly comprised of sand and sandstone molasses, alluviums and shingle.

A wide variety of grape varieties are grown with a majority of grenache supplemented by syrah, mourvèdre, cinsault or carignan for red wines and grenache blanc, clairette and bourboulenc for white wines.

The most recent vintages

  • 2011: an abundant and heterogeneous harvest of supple wines to be enjoyed at their fruitiest.
  • 2012: an excellent vintage with wines that are mature and fleshy but palatable thanks to their fine freshness and moderate alcohol content.
  • 2013: this is another vintage with welcome freshness and lesser alcohol content. These wines are not very tannic and should be enjoyed young whilst still delectable.
  • 2014: in the North and in the South, a cool summer and a stormy September have created supple and charming red wines and very drinkable whites thanks to a fine acidity. Limited racking potential.

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Sales history

  1. Clos du Caillou

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 12 Jun. To 03 Jul.
    Sale closed
    Sylvie Vacheron produces Côtes du Rhône with a very high level of expression and Châteauneufs from the terroir that have joined the elite of the appellation.
  2. Domaine Font de Courtedune

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 30 Mar. To 31 May.
    Sale closed
    On the same sandy terroir as its illustrious neighbour (Château Rayas), Caroline and Frédéric Charrier produce wines with outstanding fruitiness and elegance at very reasonable prices.
  3. Le Sang des Cailloux

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 02 Mar. To 16 Mar.
    Sale closed
    On a magnificent terroir of pebbles, this beautiful vineyard produces reds with a very good balance and a white with harmonious fruit that is a standard in the appellation...
  4. Domaine Gramenon

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 17 Oct. To 31 Oct.
    Sale closed
    Michèle Aubery brings great prestige to a little-known terroir in the Drôme by making authentic and incredibly seductive wines based on very old Grenache grapes.
  5. Domaine Romain ROCHE

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 23 Jun. To 07 Jul.
    Sale closed
    Romain Roche enhances the Cairanne appellation, recently upgraded to the category of Registered Designation of Origin (AOC), with his powerful but elegant wines that are remarkably fresh.
  6. Domaine Pélaquié

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 16 Jun. To 30 Jun.
    Sale closed
    Luc Pélaquié has succeeded in combining modernity and the legacy of his ancestors, winemakers since the 16th century. As a result, the estate has become a reference in the region of le Gard.
  7. Château Mourgues du Grès

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 26 May. To 09 Jun.
    Sale closed
    François and Anne Collard give priority to finesse and freshness at the service of the stunning fruitiness of their wines.
  8. Le Clos du Caillou

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 15 May. To 30 May.
    Sale closed
    Sylvie Vacheron produces highly expressive Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneufs that have joined the closed circle of the elite wines of the appellation.
  9. Clos Mont-Olivet

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 28 Mar. To 18 Apr.
    Sale closed
    The RVF has awarded a third star to this vineyard for the refinement and amazing cellaring potential of all the wines it produces, making it a benchmark of excellence.
  10. Domaine Marcel Richaud

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 17 Feb. To 07 Mar.
    Sale closed
    At the peak of his art, Marcel Richaud proposes a range of remarkably good wines that will charm you and give you incredible pleasure.
  11. Domaine Romain Roche

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 18 Nov. To 01 Dec.
    Sale closed
    Romain Roche contributes to the reputation of Cairanne, now classified as an AOC, with powerful but fine wines that have a remarkable freshness. RVF-Millésime 2010: Favorite !
  12. Domaine Font de Courtedune

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 03 Jun. To 13 Jun.
    Sale closed
    On the same sandy soil as its famous cousin, Caroline and Frédéric Charrier produce wines with out-of-the ordinary fruitiness and elegance at very reasonable prices that until recently were only known to wine lovers passing through the estate.
  13. Château Mourgues du Grès

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 31 May. To 13 Jun.
    Sale closed
    The Burgundy background of François and Anne Collard is seen in their wines, which display a remarkably fresh and rich fruitiness.
  14. Domaine Xavier Vins

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 13 May. To 24 May.
    Sale closed
    Praised by Parker, Xavier Vignon proposes coupage (blended) wines for our great pleasure from a number of prestigious estates with exceptional value for money.
  15. Oratoire Saint-Martin

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 22 Apr. To 10 May.
    Sale closed
    Meticulous work in biodynamics and a magnificent terroir enable the Alary brothers to offer out-of-the-ordinary Cairannes, in both reds and whites.
  16. Le Sang des Cailloux

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 29 Mar. To 07 Apr.
    Sale closed
    From a magnificent terroir of rounded pebbles, this top estate produces very balanced reds of great finesse and a complex, harmonious white Vacqueyras of great freshness.
  17. Clos du Mont-Olivet

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 08 Jan. To 21 Jan.
    Sale closed
    The great variety of soils and grape varieties allows the production of unique wines that combine finesse and complexity. Made for ageing, they become sumptuous after many years in the cellar.
  18. Le Clos du Caillou

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 28 Oct. To 05 Nov.
    Sale closed
    This estate produces very high quality Côtes-du-Rhône and Châteauneufs which have joined the close circle of the finest wines in the appellation. A great opportunity to pick up several superb bottles.
  19. Marcel Richaud Estate

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 09 Oct. To 18 Oct.
    Sale closed
    Marcel Richaud is at the root of the Cairanne appellation's rise. His wines that will immediately charm you are a model unequalled in the region. 
  20. Xavier Vins

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 13 Jul. To 30 Aug.
    Sale closed
    Xavier Vignon is a consultant oenologist to illustrious estates in the southern Rhône Valley. As a result, he has the opportunity to buy wines from renowned winemakers in order to blend them before selling them at a price which is exceptional value for money. 
  21. Domaine de l'Oratoire Saint-Martin

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 15 Jun. To 28 Jun.
    Sale closed
    The Alary brothers, a pair of talented winemakers, have significantly contributed to the rise of the remarkable Cairanne appellation to its place among the best Côtes du Rhône Villages. Thanks to meticulous and regular work, they produce elegant wines with character, the best of which we propose that you discover.
  22. Château Mourgues du Grès

    Southern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 15 May. To 31 May.
    Sale closed
    François COLLARD, of Burgundian origin, has managed to highlight the different terroirs of his domain while offering cuvées of outstanding fruitiness. Fresh, delicious wines to enjoy without moderation.