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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 northern Rhône is one of the oldest wine-making regions in France. 65-km long, it stretches from Vienne (in the north) to Valence (in the south). This almost uninterrupted expanse of vineyards covers the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château Grillet, Saint-Joseph, Cornas and Saint-Péray. All these appellations are planted in terraces on steep slopes that run down to the river from the west. As for the vineyards of Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage, they can be found on the east bank.

The climate of the northern Rhône is continental in nature. The summers are hot and very sunny whilst the winters are quite harsh.

The soils are mainly made up of porous granites and shale covered with a fine layer of earth.

Syrah is the only grape variety used for red wines in these northern vineyards, producing dark robed, tannin-rich wines that are generous in body. The majority are excellently suited to ageing. As for the white wines, several grape varieties are grown: viognier, roussanne and marsanne, which are among the rarest and most original whites.

Like most French wines, those of the Rhône Valley bear the name of the place where they come from, but are not subject to a classification system.

The most recent vintages

  • 2011: an abundant and heterogeneous harvest producing supple, pleasurable wines.
  • 2012: a very good vintage, with palatable wines 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.

Our partners wine estate

Sales history

  1. Domaine Pierre Gaillard

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 03 Apr. To 08 Jun.
    Sale closed
    Present on the finest tables of France and elsewhere, Pierre Gaillard gives us the gift of his elegantly fruit wines that are faithful to their terroir.
  2. Domaine Georges Vernay

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 06 Feb. To 06 Mar.
    Sale closed
    This estate enjoys international recognition with wines that are delicate to the touch and have a unique aromatic finesse.
  3. Domaine Guigal

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 10 Nov. To 24 Nov.
    Sale closed
    Whether in its merchant wines or those of its own production, this emblematic estate puts great demands on itself in terms of quality, an approach that has brought it international renown.
  4. Domaine M & S Ogier

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 27 Oct. To 10 Nov.
    Sale closed
    Stéphane Ogier combines innate creative talent and a background in Burgundy to produce wines of rare elegance that have joined the elite of Rhône Nord.
  5. Domaine Pierre Gaillard

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 31 Mar. To 18 Apr.
    Sale closed
    Top-class winemaker Pierre Gaillard has been providing wine lovers with fruity, subtle and sensual wines that reflect their terroir of origin for over 30 years.
  6. Georges Vernay

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 07 Feb. To 06 Mar.
    Sale closed
    This estate has been part of the world's who's who for quite a while, with Condrieux worthy of the greatest white Hermitages thanks to their finesse and harmony.
  7. Domaine Yves Cuilleron

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 06 Dec. To 20 Dec.
    Sale closed
    An energetic man, Yves Cuilleron is very demanding of himself and a real master of the process from the vine to the winery. The result? Very personal wines of a high standard.
  8. Les Vins de Vienne

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 29 Nov. To 16 Dec.
    Sale closed
    Three reputed winemakers from the northern Rhône joined forces to provide us with great pleasure by producing very expressive, unique and wonderfully balanced wines.
  9. Domaine Guigal

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 15 Nov. To 29 Nov.
    Sale closed
    A key player among the great wines of the Rhône, this estate remains the absolute benchmark in each prestigious appelation.
  10. Domaine M & S Ogier

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 21 Oct. To 21 Nov.
    Sale closed
    A Burgundy approach to vineyards, with long ageing. The finesse of the wines has made the estate a benchmark in the region.
  11. Domaine Pierre Gaillard

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 12 Apr. To 22 Apr.
    Sale closed
    On a 30-hectare estate, Pierre Gaillard covers the basic range of the Rhône Nord appelations with fruity, supple and sensual wines.
  12. Domaine Georges Vernay

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 28 Jan. To 07 Feb.
    Sale closed
    A constant search for perfection and the questioning of existing working methods have taken this estate to the heights. Unique wines!
  13. Domaine M & S OGIER d'Ampuis

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 02 Dec. To 10 Dec.
    Sale closed
    The estate has had a meteoric rise to reach the elite of the Northern Rhone Valley. Its wines have already reached a high level of finesse and elegance.
  14. Domaine Yves Cuilleron

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 12 Nov. To 23 Nov.
    Sale closed
    From the vineyard to the cellars, Yves Cuilleron leaves the mark of his stringency on each step, producing white wines that are superbly subtle and first-rate red wines.
  15. Les Vins de Vienne

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 15 Oct. To 22 Oct.
    Sale closed
    This association of 3 renowned winemakers produces very expressive, distinctive and balanced wines that are unanimously acclaimed by wine lovers and critics. 
  16. Domaine Pierre Gaillard

    Northern Rhône
    Sales durationFrom 06 May. To 18 May.
    Sale closed
    After considerable experience in Vidal-Fleury and Guigal, Pierre planted his first vines in 1981 and set up on the high ground of the village of Malleval in 1987. The owner of 25 hectares (without taking into account his acquisitions in Roussillon and Languedoc), his vines are located on steep slopes in the foothills of the Massif Central. Discover a representative selection of his wines.