Mopping up Rhône 2017 – southern reds and whites

Chateauneuf du Pape white stone vineyards

This mini-series of mop-up tastings of the Rhône 2017s ends with a collection of wines from the southern Rhône. See also Northern Rhône 2017 whites and Northern Rhône 2017 reds, as well as today's article on Exploring southern Rhône differences. For all our coverage of Rhône 2017, see this guide.

In this collection, I was generally impressed by the whites of Duché d'Uzès, which offer both blended and unblended Viognier in a style that was often much more convincing than that of their northern brethren. The reds were less consistent, but still worth exploring.

The Découvertes tastings were also very...