2020 was the sixth in an unprecedented series of exceptionally good vintages in the Rhône region. Both the characteristic Syrah wines of the northern and the Grenache wines of the southern Rhône are unusually concentrated, balanced and aromatic.
Jan Schwarzenbach MW, Master of Wine, has selected the region’s best wines for you, putting together the only comprehensive Rhône subscription in Switzerland. The winemakers and Jan Schwarzenbach MW agree:
“2020 is an unusually good Rhône vintage. In the north, the wines are dense, aromatic and long-lasting; in the south, they are intense and harmonious.”
Like Burgundy, the Rhône Valley does not have an official “en primeur” week. Coop Mondovino is the only Swiss wine merchant to offer an extensive range of Rhône wines on subscription.
Innovative wine merchants from the UK and the USA launched Rhône subscriptions several years ago, as these wines have seen an enormous improvement in quality since the beginning of the millennium. The top wines are now mentioned in the same breath as the best Burgundy and Bordeaux wines.
Each May, our wine experts travel to the Rhône for a week to taste the latest vintage. At this point, the wines have not yet been assessed by famous wine critics. Our buyers and Jan Schwarzenbach MW taste the barrel samples directly at the winery and decide which wines to include in a preselection. This is followed by another blind tasting in a neutral environment in order to make the final selection of the best subscription wines.
We offer these wines to you exclusively on subscription. So that you can get a better idea of wine quality, our wine experts write a report on the general quality of the vintage, winemaker profiles and wine-specific tasting notes.