Tag: Rhone

Rhône 2016: a tale of two terroirs

The 2016 vintage has already been much lauded as a truly standout year for the region. In the North the wines are classical, concise, and pure. In the South, they have dazzled all round. Here, Simon Field MW reports his findings It would be somewhat simplistic, but not wholly inappropriate, to cut France in two […]

Running around the Rhône: 2016 and ’17 updates

Simon Field MW reports back after a couple of weeks roaming the Rhône Valley, visiting our producers to taste the outstanding 2016 vintage, and explore 2017’s prospects Two weeks in the Rhône Valley towards the end of October can be symphonic in its autumnal livery, the balmy low Provençal sun-scapes dressing the vines in the […]

Roaming around the Rhône

As the region’s 2015 wines are released en primeur, Oliver Barton reports on a trip to the region – tasting the wines and talking to the people who made them A very good vintage in the Rhône valley is long overdue, as we have been waiting for one since the all-round winner of 2010. Well, […]

The biodynamic duo

Fifth-generation winemakers Christine and Eric Saurel are the proprietors of the feted Domaine Montirius in Vacqueyras, as well as tireless crusaders of the biodynamic cause. Here, as we launch our Rhône 2015 offer, they reflect on the benefits of a healthy vineyard We’ve been biodynamic on our family estate since 1996. We had already adopted […]