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How Good is Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône Pink?


Wine Overview of 2015 Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône Rouge, France

Rating: 89+/100 factors

This Cotes du Rhone by négociant Maison Vidal Fleury (established 1781 in Southern France) is a mix of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Carignan aged on lees 70% in tanks and 30% in giant oak vats (foudres).

About 400Okay bottles of this cuvée are produced yearly, making of this Cotes du Rhone an reasonably priced and broadly accessible Southern French crimson wine.

It retails within the US round $ 15-$ 20 (£10 – €12). This 2015 was scored 88/100 factors by Robet Parker of The Wine Advocate and 89/100 by the Wine Spectator.

However how good is it?

Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône in Video

Watch my assessment and tasting feedback in video as I attempted the wine in entrance of the digicam, or learn my notes additional down under.

Total Wine Overview Notes & Tasting Impressions

A darkish and intense wine in its look, and a relatively profound one in its fragrant profile for a Cotes du Rhone made by a négociant.

It appears to be like and smells deep, maybe helped by the truth that this can be a Three-year-odl wine already (classic 2015 whilst you typically discover Cotes du Rhone wines which might be just one or 2 years previous solely available on the market).

Juicy aromas of blackberry compete with raspberry jam, a contact of natural grassiness like basil, and a warming and comforting pepperiness (maybe from the Syrah within the mix) is to be smelt predominantly.

On the palate, the wine feels each very clean and beneficiant, in addition to crisp and dry from such a salivating acidity.

Tannins are comfortable, whereas the physique is coating and underlining positively the generosity of the ripe crimson berry fruit taste characters.

Whereas some heat from the alcohol is to be felt (which is considerably comforting if you happen to like ripe blackberry or cherry flavors), the entire really feel dry and barely earthy on the identical time, making for a vinous wine that guarantees to be very meals pleasant.

Meals & Wine Pairings?

It’s going to actually stand up to flavorful dishes comparable to pizzas, pasta dishes and barbecues or grilled meats due to its opulent physique, comfortable texture, and pushed chili-like peppery spiciness.

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

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How Good is Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône White?

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How Good is Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône White?


Wine Assessment of 2017 Maison Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône Blanc, France

Rating: 88/100

This French Côtes du Rhône white wine by well-known home Vidal-Fleury is a mix dominated by a 88% Viognier with a 12% Grenache Blanc 12%, and the remaining 10% made up with different native grape varieties.

Grapes have been harvested each by hand and utilizing machine across the finish of August 2017. After a pores and skin contact for about 30% of the grapes to extract extra aromas and physique, and direct urgent for the opposite 70% the wine was fermentation in stainless-steel tanks with chosen yeast at a managed temperature at 18°C (a reasonably low 64°F).

No malolactic fermentation. Ageing on lees was run with common bâtonnage (lees stirring however no contact with oak barrels) for about 6 months. The wine was filtered as soon as however not filtered earlier than bottling.

Total Tasting Notes & Impressions

With a vivid and only a tiny however pale a lemon-yellow colour that includes hints of orange hues, this Rhone white shines with floral and warming fruity aromas.

Acidic apricot, lily, elderflower and recent white peach dominate the fragrant profile. Hints of savory yeasty notes are to be smelt as effectively, suggesting an ageing on lees, including depth and a few nice smokiness in a world of vivid and ripe fruit.

This can be a dry white wine, with ok an acidity to really feel to make the fruity summery fruit flavors really feel refreshing. However that is additionally a textural wine with considerably of an oily physique coating your palate and refined silky phenolics including granulosity and a savory barely bitter style to the end.

A beneficiant and comforting white, that includes crisp and clear fruity and floral characters, and including spiciness, smokiness, and depth of leesy flavors to a warming and ripe fruity stability.

A Rhone wine constructed to be paired simply with all forms of summery meals, barbecues, antipasti, tapas, salads, vegetable or vegetarian dishes in addition to seafoods or grilled meats.

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Julien Miquel

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Cave des Vignerons de Tutiac Lalande Bellevue Merlot, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux


Rating: 85/100

This Bordeaux purple wine is made by the dynamic Cave de Tutiac cooperative vineyard within the Northern a part of the Bordeaux wine nation, from 100% Merlot grapes.

This 2015 classic comes with an alcohol content material of 12.5% abv.

Tasting Notes

With a brilliant purple shade of medium depth, trying youthful with purple hues, this Bordeaux purple from the Northern Blaye space has a lifted fruity nostril that includes exact bitter cherry aromas. Extra importantly, it smells and feels somewhat spicy boast notes of white pepper and inexperienced chili aplenty.

The palate is delicate and comparatively spherical as anticipated from Merlot, on a comparatively mild physique and tannic density. It is a dry Merlot in an acidic and extra savory than candy/opulent expression.

Properly made, the aromas of cherry and purple berries marry touches of caramel and clove for an pleasing, clear and exact entire.

A wine to pair with grilled meats and different beneficiant dishes.

Its savoriness and marked acidity, in addition to its barely drying salivating really feel, and the dominant pepperiness will enable it to chop by means of the richness of the meals and supply a satisfying thirst-quenching fruity expertise.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Cave Tutiac Lalande Bellevue Merlot