Northern Côtes du Rhône wine

Northern Côtes du Rhône wine
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$140
Duration: 8 hours
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Description

Meet your guide Place Bellecour central Lyon at 9:30am and get aboard his minivan for a wonderful 8 hours journey in the Côtes du Rhône world. The northern part of the Rhône valley is reputed for its exceptional wines, several of them being classed amongst the finest in France. On this intimate tour we will give both winemaker and you the wine taster the opportunity to meet up and share a few words about terroir. You will taste the best wines of the region and see beautiful vine landscapes !

Morning : Departure Place Bellecour, central Lyon at 9:30am.

We’ll be heading south to the legendary vines of Hermitage. Cultivated on the left banks of the Rhône in a very special terroir, and in a hot climate, you’ll discover wines with red fruit and wild flower aromas. We will start with a breathtaking view on the vines and the Rhône river at the Hermitage hill Belvedere. Your guide will tell you the story of this legendary wine. Then, you will push the door of a local winery and taste 5-6 different Cotes du Rhône wines among them, Hermitage and Croze-Hermitage Appellations.

Lunch : Free. Your guide will be happy to show you good local restaurants. (only during a full day tour)

Afternoon :We’ll be heading north to the prestigious Côte-Rôtie vineyards. Along a stroll with a winemaker you’ll learn why this wine is exceptional. You’ll immediately be seduced by the magnificent view over the Rhône valley and the abrupt hillsides of these vineyards.
You’ll delight yourself with 5 or 6 different wines among them, Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Côte-rôtie AOC.
You’ll enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the fruity and silky taste of Syrah grape of the Northern Cotes du Rhone in their original terroir.

Meet your guide Place Bellecour central Lyon at 9:30am and get aboard his minivan for a wonderful 8 hours journey in the Côtes du Rhône world. The northern part of the Rhône valley is reputed for its exceptional wines, several of them being classed amongst the finest in France. On this intimate tour we will give both winemaker and you the wine taster the opportunity to meet up and share a few words about terroir. You will taste the best wines of the region and see beautiful vine landscapes !