Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde La Chatillonne 2016


Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury not only is the Rhône’s oldest continuing grower/négociant firm, but it also secured an international following very quickly.Thomas Jefferson’s visit in 1787 was its first contact with the United States; he called the wines “ justly celebrated”.

The elaboration of Vidal-Fleury’s wines consists of four separate operations – the vineyard, winemaking, ageing and bottling. The superb origins of the grapes and the patience taken in maturing are what make the quality of Vidal-Fleury wines according to Winemaker Antoine Dupre..

Terroir:The Chatillonne, an exceptional cuvée from the House produced since 1781, comes from vines located at the northern limit of Côte Blonde. The soils consist of gneiss and clay. This specific terroir, influenced by the Le Reynard stream, produces grapes with exceptional maturity and characteristic aromatic complexity..

Vinification:Manual harvesting of co-planted Syrah and Viognier, grape sorting, destemmed harvest vinification, alcoholic fermentation under controlled temperature, two to three weeks of maceration with regular punch-downs, and post-fermentative warm maceration. Aging in oak barrels for two and a half years, including 50% new barrels.

Additional Information

Deep red in color, intense cassis, pepper and smoke scents on the nose. Intense, layered, rich on the palate with blackcurrant, cherry, pepper, nutmeg violet and oak.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Côte Rôtie
  • Winemaker: Guy Sarton du Jonchay
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Gneiss, silica, clay
  • Yield: 34 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: >13.5%
  • Avg Production: 350 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 85% Syrah, 15% Viognier

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