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Walls: top northern Rhône whites under £30

Love northern Rhône wines but can’t always afford the increasing price tags? Matt Walls has done the leg work in tracking down 22 whites and 34 reds available at retail in the UK for under £30, which are guaranteed to slake your Rhône thirst.

Find Matt Walls’ 22 top-value northern Rhône whites below, and look out for his top 34 northern Rhône reds under £30 which will be published on 11th October.

The northern Rhône produces just 5% of the total volume made in the broader Rhône Valley growing area. As demand for these wines increases, it’s not surprising to see prices ticking up. But it’s still possible to find some excellent wines retailing under £30 a bottle in the UK.


Scroll down for tasting notes and scores for 22 great value northern Rhône whites


White northern Rhône falls into two distinct stylistic camps: pure Viognier on the one hand, and wines made from Marsanne and/or Roussanne on the other. I tasted these two styles separately, from youngest to oldest.


22 great value whites to quench your northern Rhône thirst:

The list below shows the Viognier wines by score, followed by the Marsanne/Roussanne wines by score


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