Cotes du Rhône Blanc 2018


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: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
    "Bold, with lots of apricot and glazed peach notes forming a rich core, while notes of pie crust and almond fill in the background. Stays defined through the lush finish. Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne. Drink now. 4,291 cases made, 750 cases imported."

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