Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc 2009

Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $17.99
Item No. 110153
  • RP87
  • WS87
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Pale yellow with an intense floral bouquet (acacia) with hints of white peach and almond. Fresh, vibrant acidity and unctuousness mouth feel with fruit and floral flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"Very fresh and pure, with honeysuckle, white peach and green fig notes that stay bright and bouncy through the finish. Drink now. 1,150 cases imported."
87 Points

"A real bargain in the portfolio is the 2009 Cotes du Rhone blanc, which is Clairette, Bourboulenc, and lots of Viognier. This is a lively, wonderfully aromatic wine with notes of tropical fruit as well as oodles of apricot and peach. Crisp and fresh, with good texture and purity, it can by enjoyed over the next year. "
87 Points

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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...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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