Winefriend by David Way

Writing about the wines of Piemonte, Italy and France

The Rhône

The Rhône, north and south 

I have always had a close affinity for the wines of the Rhône Valley. In the early part of my adult life, I used to regularly buy a mixed case of wines from the Southern Rhône en primeur from the Wine Society. Unbelievably, these wines cost less than £10 a bottle and could age for the best part of a decade. Those wines have gone up a bit in price but are still great value, as are the top wines of the south. Because of their rarity, the top wines of the northern Rhône are always going to be more expensive but are also include some of the world’s greatest wines. Yes, I do love northern Rhône Syrah.

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