Scenes from the southern Rhône
In anticipation of our detailed look at the 2008 vintage in the Rhône Valley - tasting notes to be published tomorrow, overview on Saturday - here are three short films to give you a flavour of how the southern Rhône was looking at the end of last month. The first gives you a feel for the lie of the land around Châteauneuf-du-Pape... And here is the most amazing view from where I tasted Gigondas. And here's where Clos des Papes is made. Note that brand new wood and what Vincent Avril (pictured above) intends to do with it......
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