First we had the Southern Rhône, now it’s the Northern Rhône’s time to take the limelight, offering up fine examples from the Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Cornas! Discover this selection of characterful wines starting at just €7.
Let’s take a look, appellation by appellation, at some of the stunning wines on offer in this fixed-price sale.
Starting in the northern reaches, in the Côte-Rôtie, you’ll find a vast array of wines from Guigal and Michel and Stéphane Ogier (their powerful wines with long maturation epitomise this appellation). Be sure to browse the offerings from Jean-Michel Gerin too (another example of a classic and powerful wine). Featured also are offerings from René Rostaing, Domaine du Monteillet (more elegant and medium-bodied in style), Duclaux, Delas Frères, Jean-Michel Stephan (organic and natural with plenty of finesse), Clusel Roch, François Villard, Jasmin (a current favourite), Stéphane Othéguy, Domaine de Bonserine (modern yet just as powerful as a Guigal or an Ogier), Yves Cuilleron, François Villard, Louis Cheze, Levet (a rising star boasting fruit-driven and well-integrated wines) and Bonnefond. You’ll find a whole range of styles here, from the most delicate, organic and natural wines to the most robust.
White wines are well represented too. Don’t miss the selection from Condrieu and Château-Grillet including bottles from Georges Vernay, Gangloff and Louis Cheze.
Heading south into Saint-Joseph, and an imperial of Les Granits from Chapoutier will surely catch your eye. We’ve no doubt that the rare bottles from Gonon will be a huge success too, both in red and white. Finally, there are some excellent examples from Stéphane Othéguy, Delas Frères, Yves Cuilleron, Pierre and Jérôme Coursodon, Combier, Domaine du Coulet, Aléofane and François Villard.
From Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage, make the most of this opportunity to buy some of the grand wines of Chapoutier, especially in the more recent vintages (2014, 2015), and the cuvées of the revered Jean-Louis Chave, not to mention the Ex Voto from Guigal. You’ll find attractive prices in the wines from Aléofane, Les 4 Vents and Domaine des Entrefaux.
Next, we head to Cornas and Saint-Péray, where stars such as Thierry Allemand and Alain Voge grace the selection. We strongly recommend trying some of the offerings from Domaine du Coulet and Domaine du Tunnel if you haven’t already.
Finally, we cannot forget the selection of excellent sipping wines available to buy. A nice Côtes-du-Rhône from Guigal or a Syrahvissante from Louis Cheze would be perfect to enjoy in good company. Le Temps est Venu from Michel and Stéphane Ogier would also go down well amongst friends. What’s more, these wines all come in at less than €10.
Access the sales catalogue:
04/04/2018 – 11.00am: Côte-Rôtie
04/04/2018 – 11.05am: Saint-Joseph
04/04/2018 – 11.10am: Hermitage
04/04/2018 – 11.15am: Crozes-Hermitage
04/04/2018 – 11.20am: Cornas
04/04/2018 – 11.25am: Condrieu
04/04/2018 – 11.30am: Other Northern Rhône