Category: Rhône Wine

The North star

Eric Texier is a leading light in the Northern Rhône, with his traditional (whisper it: natural) winemaking techniques delivering wines which, he believes, are the equal of anything Burgundy’s Grands Crus can offer. One might think that nuclear physics to natural winemaking isn’t a likely career path, but that is exactly the route that Eric […]

Côte to coast

At our last Rhône tasting we met up with Michaël Gerin, part of a new generation of Côte-Rôtie winemakers – and son of the great Jean-Michel Gerin – to talk minerality, medals and making wine in Spain. It’s six years since I started work at Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin. My younger brother, Alexis, started three years […]

Rhône 2014: vive la différence

As we launch our Rhône 2014 en primeur offer, our buyer for the region Simon Field MW reflects on the vintage in question and the worth of those years that appear – at least initially – uncelebrated. A buyer’s job is endlessly fascinating, ineffably varied, and, to ensure that the edifice does not appear too […]

Dreaming of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

In the midst of Rhône 2013: En Primeur, Damian Carrington – Agency Director – allows his mind to escape the English weather and drift to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. On a cold, midweek morning, I think we can be excused a day dream or two on the way to work (or perhaps even – when no one is looking – at […]