Rhône 2017 – southern whites


Bigger is not always better for 2017 southern Rhône whites, as these tasting notes attest. For a more detailed review of the southern Rhône in 2017, see this overview article. And for all our coverage of this vintage in the Rhône Valley, see this guide

The combination of a warm, dry summer and below-average yields has resulted in seriously substantial whites from the Rhône Valley in 2017. While the most successful examples manage to carry their weight in a balanced way, many others suffer from insufficient acid and overripe fruit. In an era when freshness in white...