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Rhone Valley Wines

The Rhône Valley is a law unto itself. We don’t mean this in a tearaway, rebellious way; we mean it in the way that it is gloriously unaffected by the outside world. It is a rock, it is an island. Actually it’s a valley, and arguably the least faddish wine producing region in the world.

Why, you ask, is this a good thing? Well, *pulling ourselves up in our seats*, it doesn’t need to change. The Rhône Valley is 150 miles long and is split into two discernible halves, which have very different climates (continental in the north, Mediterranean in the south), geographies (steeper and granite-based in the north and sandier and eventually flat in the south) and grapes and, within these two halves, lie innumerable microclimates: all of which conspires to offer a bounteous diversity of wines. Put simply, it’s got it covered.

You probably don’t need telling about the big boys, like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côte-Rôtie, but you might not know that Rhône’s more lowly classifications, such as AOC Côtes du Rhône, offer some of the best value, sub-£10 wines in Europe. Made with grapes from any of the Rhône’s 171 communes, AOC Côtes du Rhône reds can offer weighty, black fruit, warm spices and garrigue flavours and are perennially reliable. If you like Aussie Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre (an adopted Rhône blend), then you need to get the southern Rhône in your life. As for their whites, if you’ve ever fancied Turkish Delight and delicate spring blossom, in a dry, full-bodied, waxy wine, this is the place to go.

So, hold onto your hats everyone: our revolutionary message is that the Rhône Valley ain’t broke and doesn’t need fixing, so if you’re after failsafe, guaranteed, tasty goodness, this is your man.

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  • Arnesque Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Capelane French Red Wine 2014

    Arnesque Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Capelane 2014

    £26.50

    £26.50

    Chateauneuf is a classic. And this is as breathtaking an example as you're likely to come by at this outstandingly reaso...
  • Arnesque Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 French Red Wine

    Arnesque Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2014

    £13.25

    £13.25

    One to add to a magnificent group of Rhône red wines now at Oddbins by this modern and dependable new supplier....
  • Chateau Unang Rosé Wine

    Château Unang Rosé 2015

    Now £10.50

    Was £11.50

    £10.50

    A cool glass of rosé is fast becoming the go-to summer wine and this pale coloured drop from Château Una...
  • Chateau Mont Redon
    In these frenetic, gadget-crazed times, a day without an iPhone can be considered an utter disaster. However, we say nay...
  • Chateau Unang Blanc White Wine

    Chateau Unang Blanc 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    James King, the genius behind this delicate white wine, should change his name to James, King of Elegance. Of course,...
  • Chateauneuf Du Pape Domaine des Senechaux Red Wine

    Chateauneuf Du Pape Domaine des Senechaux 2013

    £35.00

    £35.00

    If this Chateauneuf Du Pape was a mythical beast it would be the Panther, a mighty cat from greek folk lore. With it's s...
  • Clos Bellane "Altitude" Côtes du Rhône Rosé Wine 2013

    Clos Bellane "Altitude" Cotes du Rhone Rose 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    At Oddbins Towers we call this The Pink Panther. It bears no resemblance to the sneaky cartoon character in the title...
  • Clos Bellane 'Les Echalas' Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas Rouge 2012
    It's well known that many indigenous people of the Rhone, like most mountain folk, are short and squat. To be born ta...
  • Costières de Nîmes Serabel French Wine

    Costiéres de Nîmes Serabel 2012

    £8.50

    £8.50

    A gorgeous place, Costiéres de Nîmes; the kind of place that makes you want to Google cheap flights to the ...
  • Cotes Du Rhone 'Blason' Esterzagues French Red Wine
    No matter how rugged someone thinks they are- everyone wants to hide under a favourite blanket at some point. This C&oci...
  • Crozes Hermitage Les Hauts Granites

    Crozes Hermitage Les Hauts Granites 2012

    £19.50

    £19.50

    Stéphane Vedeaux, winemaker at this family-run winery, realises that you don't have to reinvent the wheel to make...
  • Domaine Condamine Viognier White Wine

    Domaine Condamine Viognier 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    It’s a hot day, you’re meandering through the picturesque streets of Nézignan-l’Evêque. A Citro&eu...
  • Côtes du Rhône Domaine de l'Arnesque Red Wine

    Domaine de l'Arnesque Côtes du Rhône 2014

    £10.75

    £10.75

    This is the most modestly priced of our Domaine l'Arnesque range, but there is nothing modest about this wine. Not th...
  • Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Red Wine

    Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas 2014

    £28.00

    £28.00

    Gigondas speaks to our heart. With consistently high standards and a charmingly rustic flair, their wines have quality a...
  • Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape Télégramme
    This wine comes from vines perched on top of a hill that is nothing much to look at, which is routinely battered by t...
  • Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

    Font Sereine Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2014

    £21.50

    £21.50

    70 hectares. That's 175 acres, or about two thirds of Liverpool's resplendent Sefton Park. Only it's in Chateauneuf-d...
  • Serabel Gigondas Red Wine France

    Gigondas Dom Des Fontnobles 2014

    £18.00

    £18.00

    The name Gigondas is derived from the Latin 'Jocunditas', meaning great enjoyment and pleasure. What more appropriat...
  • Jean Luc Colombo Le Vent Blanc France

    Jean-Luc Colombo Côte du Rhône 'Le Vent Blanc' 2015

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Jean-Luc Colombo's wines provide exceptional quality for every day Rhone drinking. The affectionate nickname for husband...
  • Colombo Cotes du Rhone Villages Le Bonne Roche
    When winemakers make wine, they are painting. They may not wear stripy tops and live bohemian lifestyles, but are art...
  • Colombo Crozes-Hermitage 'La Tuiliere' Red Wine

    Jean-Luc Colombo Crozes-Hermitage 'La Tuiliere' 2015

    £14.75

    £14.75

    We'd really like to talk about this wine. But we'd prefer to do it &agrace; la Jean-Luc Picard, of the Star Ship Ente...
  • Jean-Luc Colombo Rose ‘Les Pins Couches’
    This crisp, spicy rosé shares many traits with its nutty namesake detective, Colombo. They both have a decided...
  • Moulin Des Chenes Lirac French Red Wine

    Moulin Des Chenes Lirac 2014

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Like the portal on Stargate, or the moment lightning strikes the clock tower, sending Marty McFly Back to the Future,...
  • Reserve de Fleur Côtes du Rhône Red Wine

    Reserve de Fleur Côtes du Rhône 2015

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Picasso's Demoiselles might not have depicted Avignon in the kindest light. In fact, those ladies weren't even from A...
  • Serabel Côtes du Rhône French Wine

    Serabel Côtes du Rhône 2014

    £9.00

    £9.00

    Everything that Cave de Monterail - the tiny negociants who produce this wine - is geared towards offering outstandin...
  • Syrah 'Collines Rhodaniennes' 2015

    Syrah 'Collines Rhodaniennes' 2015

    Now £10.35

    Was £11.50

    £10.35

    In ancient times France was called Gaul. Here Celtic tribes happily lived and enjoyed wine. Then came the Romans, who fa...
  • Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 2012 Red Wine

    Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 2012

    £11.75

    £11.75

    If you love cracking value Rhône reds and you know it, clap your hands! *Clap clap*. "Yes," we hear you bellow,...
  • Vidal-Fleury Cairanne 2012

    Vidal-Fleury Cairanne 2012

    £13.50

    £13.50

    ***Silver at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014*** Open up any book about the red wines of France and before lon...
  • Ventoux Vidal-Fleury Red Wine France

    Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2015

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Quite possibly the smoothest Rhône valley red wine in the range at this price point, and a frequent bestseller,...