Wine has been produced in the Rhône Valley for over 500 years, with some of its steeply-terraced vineyards amongst the oldest in France. Syrah rules over the south with a mix of Mediterranean grapes, while in the north the two stars are Hermitage – grown on a granite hillside above the town of Tain and best put to the back of the cellar for a decade – and Côte-Rôtie, a star appellation made famous by Guigal's single-vineyard wines.
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Chateau La Nerthe
2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Reservée, Domaine du Pegau
2011 Côte-Rôtie, Terres Sombres, Domaine Yves Cuilleron