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Matt Walls: My top 10 Rhône wines of 2020

Our Rhône correspondent, Matt Walls, reveals the best 10 bottles from the region he's opened this year – including wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte-Rôtie, Château-Grillet and St-Joseph.

All these bottles sitting in our cellars and wine fridges, what do we save them for? Well, 2020 revealed the answer to that.

Like many of us, I’ve delved deep into my stash this year to bring some rays of sunshine to those gloomier spells.


Scroll down for Matt Walls’ top 10 Rhône wines of 2020


I spent the first half of the year in France, researching and writing my forthcoming book on the Rhône. Before and after each lockdown period I still managed to visit plenty of producers, and some outlying regions that were new to me, such as the Diois. This was the last remaining piece of the puzzle in fact – I can finally say I’ve visited all 52 appellations of the Rhône Valley.


See Matt Walls’ top 10 Rhône wines of 2020


See also: Best Champagnes tasted in 2020

Coming soon

Matthew Luczy: My top 10 fine wines of 2020 – Wednesday 16th December

Jane Anson: My top 10 fine wines of 2020 – Thursday 17th December

Michaela Morris: My top 10 fine wines of 2020 – Friday 18th December

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