The Rhône appellation is based on a hierarchy of quality. The wine label indicates the quality level of the wine in the following way:
Wine label description
First Level : Côtes du Rhône
Second Level : Côtes du Rhone Villages
Third Level : Named Côtes du Rhône e.g. Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet
Top (Cru) Level : Cru name only e.g. Gigondas
Click here to view a map of the Rhône appellation.
Please click on the wine village or region below to view producer details, wine descriptions, tasting notes and importer details from some of my favourite growers across the Rhône.