Top Northern Rhônes 2011

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This cooler vintage is a marked contrast to the previous two powerhouse years, giving wines of real charm, freshness and balance, from versatile whites to approachable, fruity reds. John Livingstone Learmonth selects his top picks (wines are listed in commune order, north to south)
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rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine Gripa Les Figuiers
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St-Péray

Domaine Gripa, Les Figuiers

St-Péray

Domaine Gripa, Les Figuiers
Spot-on St-Péray: mixed flowers-fruit, salty touch nose. Intricate mix of fruit and substantial, nutted flavours. Long, with precise acidity. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £23.95 Swig, Vine Trail
Drink 2014–2024
Alc 13.5%

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rhone, northern rhone 2011, Yves Cuilleron Viognier Vin de France