Cotes du Rhône Blanc 2017


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: Our wine comes from vines cultivated on the right bank of the Rhône, on gravelly slopes and clay-limestone terraces. The climate is Mediterranean, influenced by the mistral. The grapes are Viognier, Clairette, Grenache blanc and Roussane.

Vinification: Slow and gentle direct pressing to preserve the delicacy of the juice aromas. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures (16-18°C). No malolactic fermentation. Aging on lees in stainless steel tanks for 6 months.

Additional Information

Pale yellow in color. Aromas of fresh apricot and melon with a hint of almonds. The palate shows bright acidity and freshness, with fresh fruit notes continuing on to a long finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Cotes du Rhône
  • Winemaker: Guy Sarton du Jonchay
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, granite, sand
  • Yield: 50 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 75% Viognier, 15% Grenache Blanc, 10% Other Varietals

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee
    Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
    White grapefruit acidity and hits of lemon pith and blossom add lift to this generous, slightly waxy white wine. Dry and full bodied in style, its a rich, silky sip finishing on lingering notes of spice and vanilla. Lovely now, it should hold well through 2022.
    Grade: Best Buy

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