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Underdogs of the Rhône: St.-Joseph & Cornas

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Underdogs of the Rhône: St.-Joseph and Cornas

Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape have long defined the Rhône qualitatively. Yet, nestled between Côte-Rôtie and St.-Peray, on the left bank of the Northern Rhône, lie a string of wine village and climats experiencing a renaissance in fine wine. Traditionally overlooked in favour of their more famous neighbours, a top notch St-Joseph or Cornas can now compete with most wines of Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie - qualitatively, and in some cases even in price. Today’s Rhône hunter would do well to know the wines from these often-venerable vineyards. Le Geynale, St.-Jean de Muzols, St.-Epine and Mauves all have a style entirely their own.

Come join Stephen Wong, our resident Master of Wine, on a deep dive into the top sites and cuvées of these two rising appellations. Uncover the forgotten histories of these old vineyards, and discover the tapestry of winemaking here, where dynamic new winemakers are reviving respected old traditions alongside the region’s stalwarts and pioneers. For this tasting, we have searched far and wide for the key vineyards and producers; Pierre Gonon, Auguste Clape, Jean-Louis Chave, Alain Voge, Vincent Paris, Franck Balthazar, Jean-Luc Colombo, and Hervé Souhaut.

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Earlier Event: July 22
Continental Riesling