Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2021


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: This wine comes from vineyards located to the south of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, on the Chassis terroirs. The grapes are cultivated in soils of pebbles and rolled stones, which are highly filtering. The climate is more influenced by the Mediterranean, with the Mistral wind present and moderately mild temperatures.

Vinification: Slow and gentle direct pressing to preserve the finesse of the juice aromas. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperature. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aging lasts about a year with 15% of the cuvée aged on lees in wood (oak barrels and demi-muids) and 85% in stainless steel tanks


Additional Information

Pale yellow color with green reflections. The floral nose expresses white flowers like acacia or hawthorn. Subsequently, fruit notes such as pear and peach emerge, and finally, vanilla adds a touch of sweetness. A fresh attack leads to a lively and balanced mid-palate. The finish leaves a refreshing sensation marked by floral aromas.

Pairing: Pairs well as an aperitif with tapas or accompanies dishes such as pear and walnut salad, pan-seared prawns, or marinated meats.

About the Vintage: The vintage of 2021 was characterized by freshness. May and June, less warm than usual, delayed flowering. The summer sun rays provided the warmth needed to enrich the grapes with sugars and aromas. Then, meticulous aging, adapted to each wine and terroir, brought out the full potential of our cuvées.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage
  • Winemaker: Antoine Dupre
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Alluvium, stone, sand, pebbles and rolled stones
  • Yield: 45 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: >13%
  • Avg Production: 4500 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne

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