Southern Rhône 2019
Overall rating 4.5/5
A swelteringly hot, very dry year that was surprisingly successful, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, both reds and whites. Elsewhere there are mixed results; some excellent wines, others with unbalanced alcohol or tough tannins.
Southern Rhône 2019 wine of the vintage: Le Vieux Donjon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, 2019
So how hot was it, exactly? Well on 28th June 2019, the temperature in Gallargues-le-Montueux near Nîmes hit 45.9 ̊ C, a new record for France.
It was also exceptionally dry throughout the Southern Rhône, with barely any rainfall during the summer months.
See Matt’s top Southern Rhône 2019 tasting notes and scores
The following list comprises wines that scored 96 points and above. There are also 24 wines that scored 95 points and 31 that scored 94 points.