The Rhone wine region runs over 120 miles in the south of France and holds the distinction of being the second largest wine region in France. For over 2,000 years, this region has been making the best wine in the area.
This is due to the fact that the area holds some of the most experienced winemakers as well as the most diverse soil in all of France, which helps to produce this fantastic wine.
As you walk through this area, one of the first things you will notice is how your skin is covered in the warmth of the sun and the same holds true for the area vineyards. Considering the fact that over 90 percent of the area is covered with red wine, that outpouring sun is much needed. You will also find about 7 percent of the area producing some fine rosés, with the rest offering a small production of whites.
The vineyards of the area tend to use about 24 varieties of grapes, with Grenache being the goto plant, accounting for 65 percent of all grapes planted in the area.
You do not need to know everything about rhone blend wines or even the area to find the best rhone blend wine. In fact, we are going to show you the top three that you should try at least once. This was a hard decision to make as there are so many incredible blends.
While we consider these to be some of the best bends, you are always more than welcome to challenge us and find your own favorite!
This is one of the newer blends of the area which has been expertly crafted by Oliver Tropet. He is known throughout the Rhodes area for his ability to produce an incredibly smooth and delicious red. In addition, you can also choose one of the exceptionally refreshing white and rosé. The soil in which his vineyard is located has been blessed with limestone and clay, which has help him perfect his blend over the years.
At this vineyard, you will find Evan Bakke hard at work producing something truly unique and incredible. This Norwegian-American typically will allow his wines to settle for at least five years before they are ever released to the public. The soil you will find on his vineyard are not only the richest and most fertile, but quite possibly the oldest you could hope to find on this planet. In addition, all of his wines are biodynamically minded.
Finally, we come to the third and final rhone blend wine on our list which is also produced by the mayor of Menerbes. He owns limestone soil vineyards and is able to produce high quality wine that not only quenches the thirst but offers a fresh flavor as well.
As you can see, this is jut the tip of the iceberg when it comes to choosing the absolute best wine in the area. Take the time and feel the area out yourself and come to a conclusion that is going to be best for you.