Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2020


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 vines located to the south of the appellation, on the terroirs of Chassis, and to the north, on the granite terraces above Gervans. The grapes are cultivated in soils of pebbles and rolled stones, which are highly draining. The climate is more influenced by the Mediterranean, with the mistral wind present and relatively mild temperatures.

Vinification:Manual harvesting, total destemming, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. The maceration period lasts for 3 weeks. After racking, the wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks for 90% of the batch and in wood for 10% (oak barrels and demi-muids) for 12 months.

Additional Information

Blackcurrant, violet, and pepper on the nose with a smooth palate of black fruit, mineral and a smoke.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage
  • Winemaker: Guy Sarton du Jonchay
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, pebbles, sand
  • Yield: 45 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Avg Production: 4500 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Syrah

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