The Essentials

Venture on a voyage of discovery and try the Rhône Valley Crus. These carefully crafted wines show the breadth and depth of character of their native vineyard sites. Their freshness and balance never fail to appeal.

Rhône Valley Crus

The Rhône Valley is one of the oldest vineyards in France. It follows the course of the Rhône, the river that flows southwards as it sees the vines blossoming on both sides of the river. There are two main areas: the Northern Rhône Valley and the Southern Rhône Valley. Both have very distinctive characteristics, starting with their grape variety: Syrah in the North and Grenache in the South. These two areas include the 17 Crus, which are considered as communal appellations, at the top of the hierarchy of Rhodanian wines. Some of them are among the most outstanding in France!

Great wines from the Rhône Valley

The wines of the Rhone Valley are renowned all over the world, particularly for their Crus, which are a guarantee of quality and know-how. The wines that we present to you in this range embody the typical character of each of these appellations. We wanted to stay in the background to let the terroir that is specific to each of them speak for itself. You can discover wines with concentrated aromas and a flattering structure. Let our wines seduce you with their freshness and balance.

History of the Rhône Valley Crus

The Rhône Valley can be considered as the cradle of the Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée. Indeed, in the 1930s Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarie fought for the recognition of the characteristics of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, before fighting for that of the Côtes du Rhône appellation. He will obtain for these two appellations a strict production regulation. This will therefore be the starting point for the specifications of the various AOCs, with the creation of the INAO, Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (National Institute of Origin and Quality), at the same time.

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