Established in 1781 in the Northern Rhone Valley, Vidal-Fleury is the
oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhone Valley. Today they vinify
and age wines from the Rhone's renowned appelations, focusing on the
choicest terroirs, allowing ample time to age and mature the wines.
Dark red colour. Aromas of blackberry, cherry, prune with some notes of
garrigue and violet. The palate is stuctured and unctuous. Grenache
driven with good tannins and some fatness with cherry and pepper
Average vine age Planted 1971
Elevation 150-500 metres above sea level
Soil composition Sandy soil on molasses or calcareous
Harvest type Hand picked
Environmental management Sustainable
Fermentation vessel Stainless steel tank
Fermentation Indigenous yeasts
Maturation vessel Large oak barrels
Maturation time 9 months
Filtration Yes, 1 (cross flow) before bottling
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