Category: Rhône Wine

The first fifteen

As we see the first handful of 2015s from the Rhône released, and promptly snapped up by customers, our Buyer for the region Simon Field MW reports on the auspicious vintage Being a Northampton boy is conspicuously less evocative than being a Shropshire lad, but at least we have a first-rate rugby union team, known […]

The North star

Eric Texier is a leading light in the Northern Rhône, with his traditional (whisper it: natural) winemaking techniques delivering wines which, he believes, are the equal of anything Burgundy’s Grands Crus can offer. One might think that nuclear physics to natural winemaking isn’t a likely career path, but that is exactly the route that Eric […]

Côte to coast

At our last Rhône tasting we met up with Michaël Gerin, part of a new generation of Côte-Rôtie winemakers – and son of the great Jean-Michel Gerin – to talk minerality, medals and making wine in Spain. It’s six years since I started work at Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin. My younger brother, Alexis, started three years […]

Rhône 2014: vive la différence

As we launch our Rhône 2014 en primeur offer, our buyer for the region Simon Field MW reflects on the vintage in question and the worth of those years that appear – at least initially – uncelebrated. A buyer’s job is endlessly fascinating, ineffably varied, and, to ensure that the edifice does not appear too […]