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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone 2010
Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone 2010
(search item no. 119427)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone has a ruby core with dark highlights. The nose of the Grenache leads with strawberry, chocolate, prune, cherry and violet notes. On the palate, black fruits, cherry, pepper; lingering finish.

Pairs well with red and white meats, pizza, barbecue, pasta, and cheese.

Blend: 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan and others

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About Vidal-Fleury:

Vidal Fleury was founded in 1781 as a wine grower and proprietor of vineyards in the Cote Rotie. With more than two centuries of continuous operation, it's undisputedly the oldest functioning winery and wine firm in the Rhone Valley.

Founder Joseph Vidal strove to produce wines that expressed the typicity of the various soils and to achieve the highest degree of quality possible. True to the founder's goals. the winery continues to produce wines that are the finest expression of their appelation. Today Vidal Fleury offers a comprehensive range of red, white and rose wines from the Rhone Valley. Recognizing the enormous potential of Vidal Fleury and the value of its brand, the successful Rhone winemaker Marcel Guigal bought the company in 1986. Modern equipment in a spotless environment is used to implement the traditional methods in winemaking.

All red wines and selected white wines are matured adn aged in oak barrels and casks. Selected cuvees are aged in new oak for part or all of the maturation process.