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20 Great Rhône Wines

Tardieu-Laurent and Les Vins de Vienne lead the way among the Rhône Valley’s quality-oriented micro-négociants
James Molesworth
Posted: October 2, 2009

For many years, the term “négociant” conjured an image of a giant winery, indiscriminately blending grapes purchased from many different growers into faceless wines. That was the past. Today, négociants both large and small exist in the Rhône, with competition spurring them to focus on quality like never before.

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