Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2016


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 Guy Sarton du Jonchay.

Terroir: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan grapes are grown in shallow soils made up primarily of clay, stones and sand. Vineyards are primarily on hillsides with an average of 100-200 meters in elevation.

Vinification: Grapes are hand and machine harvested and transported to the winery in small crates. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation does not occur. The wine is aged in tank, on its lees for six months. The finished wine is lightly filtered and fined followed by a minimum of 3 months in bottle prior to release.

Additional Information

Fresh and delicate with a pale pink color, floral, fruity nose and refreshing palate driven by ripe berries and mineral.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Cotes du Rhone
  • Winemaker: Guy Sarton du Jonchay
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, pebbles, sand
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  • Yield: 52 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Avg Production: 40,000 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 089744762351
  • Varietals: 50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee
    Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    A blend of mostly Cinsault and Syrah grapes, this sunny watermelon and cherry-fruited ros is an easy drinking aperitif or picnic wine. Its juicy and plush, with a finish edged by a whisper of tannins. Drink now

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

    Slightly deeper and more coppery in hue than many of its counterparts, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Rose is made in a grown-up, savory style. There's no bubblegum or cotton-candy fruit here. Instead, it delivers crushed stone, melon and berry flavors in a medium-bodied, silky-textured format, finishing on a completely dry stone-and-citrus note. Drink it over the next several months.

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Lurid pink. Ripe red berries and blood orange on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. In an ample, fleshy style, displaying the texture of a light red wine. Finishes broad and chewy, offering good length and warm, lingering raspberry character.

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