Rhône 2017 – northern whites


Dozens of newly released Condrieus tasted and rated, among other northern Rhône whites. To find out more about the northern Rhône in 2017, see this overview article. For all our coverage of the 2017 vintage in the Rhône Valley, see this guide

As with the southern Rhône whites, the danger in a small and hot vintage such as 2017 is that overripeness leads to gloopy texture and excessive alcohol. So it proves with some of the northern Rhône whites tasted below, although in fairness there are at least as many if not more that avoid this pitfall to...