Rhône 2012 – other southern reds


For all other coverage, including vintage reports and the rest of the tasting notes, see our guide to Rhône 2012.

Of course the 250 Châteauneuf 2012s we reported on yesterday are just part of the southern Rhône story. Some of the other appellations in this sunny south-east corner of France can offer some of the very best value in the wine world – although I heard one or two grumbles about Gigondas prices.

I'm usually a big fan of Gigondas but Gigondas growers seem to have had a tough time in 2012. Particularly severe frosts did serious damage, particularly...