Northern Rhône 2022 – vintage overview

the chapel at the top of the Hermitage hill in the northern Rhône

Vines and growers are learning to cope with the heat, turning out good wines despite high temperatures and low rainfall. Above, the chapel on the Hermitage hill. See this guide to all our coverage of 2022 in the Rhône Valley.

The northern Rhône experienced its hottest and driest year on record in 2022. Given this fact, you might expect to find extremely powerful wines with high alcohols, low acidity and ripe tannins. Yet this is certainly not the case in this heterogeneous and enigmatic vintage. It is a vintage where many factors including vine age, yields, aspect and site, to name...