Newsletter – November 2012


Cotes du Rhone Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône 2013 – Save the Date

The 7th edition of Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône will take place from Monday 11th till Thursday 14th March 2013. Over 700 exhibitors (wine producers & merchants) are expected over this four-day period to present their AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) wines from the Rhône Valley to trade and press visitors only.
On 11th and 12th March, 600 exhibitors will present their AOC wines from southern Rhône Valley at the Popes’ Palace, the most famous and historical place in Avignon. Going up north on 13th and 14th March, visitors will discover the Crus from northern Rhône Valley at the heart of the vineyard in Tain l’Hermitage, Mauves and Ampuis.
To get your access badge, register now on www.decouvertes-vins-rhone.com and browse all the useful information needed, such as the fair programme, the exhibitors’ listing, the access layouts, etc.


Cotes du Rhone Launch of Inter Rhône’s new www.rhone-wines.com website

The new version of Inter Rhône’s website www.rhone-wines.com has been recently launched in a new and a more dynamic format. The website is now divided into 4 parts :

  • the “Discover” section allow visitors to access very useful and complete information about Rhône Valley wines (the appellations, the grapes, the climates, the soils…) in a more modern design, brighter and clearer with easy downloadable pages
  • the “Visit” section transport users to the region through an interactive map, the wine trails…
  • the “Share” part is totally interactive: winemakers, bloggers, Rhône Valey wine lovers and ambassadors can share their experience, express their opinions, directly contributing on the website
  • And the “Magazine” part introduces the actuality with events, interviews, videos…

Visit www.rhone-wines.com to know more!


Balance and Harmony define the 2012 Vintage in the Rhône

Inter-Rhône is pleased to report that 2012’s wines display all the classic flavours of region’s grapes and demonstrate the unique position of the Rhône vineyard, sheltered from the vagaries of the weather.
First tastings show elegance, balance and freshness in the wines. “It would be tempting to draw comparisons with 2007 – both show elegance, finesse and an excellent flavour profile” says Françoise Dijon, Head of quality analysis at Inter Rhône. This year’s weather conditions have given Rhône grapes the chance to show their true personnalities : so the Syrahs are highly expressive with flavours of pepper and violets, while Grenache cover a whole spectrum of red fruit flavours and gives added smoothness with a lovely sweet touch. “Our Côtes du Rhône Villages are well-structured, with great character and personnality” adds André Farjon from Domaine de Dionysos.

From North to South, from whites, rosés to reds, Rhône wines have plenty to smile about!

Cotes du Rhone
© by C. Grilhé

Contact : Oriane Beloud Export Marketing Manager Ireland obeloud@inter-rhone.com

www.rhone-wines.com