1. Rhône Reconnaissance – South and Beyond
    Posted On: October 30th, 2012

    Rhône Reconnaissance – South and Beyond

    However many times one traverses the Montélimar meridian, the shift in climate and scenery heading South is always a striking contrast. Arriving at Châteauneuf-du-Pape in a Mediterranean 24 degrees, we rued packing those scarves and gloves. Claire Michel at Le Vieux Donjon reported a superb 2012 harvest, although volumes are down by around 20%. The […]
  2. Rhône Reconnaissance – North
    Posted On: October 26th, 2012

    Rhône Reconnaissance – North

    Having packed coats, gloves, jumpers and scarves in our hand luggage, we touched down at Lyon airport in glorious sunshine. Our mission was to undertake extensive barrel tastings of the Rhône 2011 vintage and get a heads up on the recent 2012 harvest. Our first port of call was at the celebrated Domaine Georges Vernay […]

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