The Wines of the Northern Rhône

The Wines of the Northern Rhône

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For anyone who wants to understand the full story that lies within a glass of wine, this book opens up the inner secrets of the geology, the vineyards, the wines, and the growers of the northern Rh#65533;ne Valley in France. Home to the spicy Syrah, or Shiraz, and the floral Viognier grapes, the northern Rh#65533;ne Valley is one of France's oldest wine-growing regions; its appellations include Hermitage, C#65533;te-R#65533;tie, Condrieu, Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, and Ch#65533;teau-Grillet. With evocative descriptions and marvelous insights, this accessible, elegant book, the culmination of more than thirty years following the Rh#65533;ne, is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the various estates, winemakers, and their wines.

Taking a deeper look at the northern Rh#65533;ne than Livingstone-Learmonth's highly regarded previous volumes on the Rh#65533;ne Valley, this revised and up-to-date edition covers more producers and includes more in-depth information on the various terroirs, the histories of the wines, and the methods for making the wines. Livingstone-Learmonth concentrates on letting the producers explain their outlook and methods and includes much local color.

The Wines of the Northern Rh#65533;ne includes

* Assessments of thousands of wines, with guide dates onwhen to drink and how long to age them

* Winemakers' views on what foods best accompany their wines

* New vineyard maps for each appellation

* Detailed descriptions by growers discussing the effect of different soils on their wines

* Precise information on how each domaine makes its wines

* New research on the historical links between Hermitage and Bordeaux
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780520244337
Branch Call Number: 641.220944
Characteristics: xvi, 704 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.


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