Northern Rhone – Syrah’s Homeland

The wines of the Northern Rhone are the gauge by which all other Syrah wines are measured. Oenophiles worldwide consider this French wine region the mecca of Syrah. One thing is sure: stylistically, Syrah from the Northern Rhone is unlike Syrah produced anywhere else in the world. Cote Rotie, Hermitage, and Cornas are the appellations that offer wine collectors the most coveted wines. Syrah wines from the top producers present robust flavors of black raspberry, black currant, violet, and chocolate, along with savory hints of olive, smoked meats, and white pepper. These are full-bodied, bold wines, yet with fine-grained tannins. These are ideal wines to serve with heartier cold-weather meals such as stews, hearty soups, and meat dishes.

We are proud to offer a definitive list of Northern Rhone’s most outstanding producers, such as Guigal, Chapoutier, Allemand, Benetiere, J.L Chave, and more. Bring these Northern Rhone wines to the dinner table on chilly autumn evenings for a delicious epicurean experience!