J. Vidal Fleury

Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury is the Rhône Valley's oldest continuing grower/négociant firm. Thomas Jefferson's visit in 1787 was its first contact with the United States; he called the wines "justly celebrated".

During the 1890s, Gustave Vidal married a daughter of the Fleury family. Thanks to her dowry, they replanted the vineyard following the phylloxera outbreak. Then, in the 1920s, the House took an interest in other wine-growing regions throughout the Rhône Valley (See Line Extensions).

In 1984, Ets. Guigal acquired the company. This step was a logical continuation for the Vidal-Fleury and Guigal families, who had always worked together. Indeed, Etienne Guigal (Marcel's father) was hired as a vine-grower and cellar master by Joseph Vidal-Fleury in 1924. When the Vidal-Fleury family decided to sell the House, as none of its heirs felt like taking over the reins, it naturally turned to the Guigal family. As result, the company remains family run. Vidal-Fleury is managed in absolute independence with its own winemaking, logistics and commercial team.

In 2006 Vidal-Fleury began investing to modernize its winery facilities, installing state-of-the-art technology; in 2008, it built a new cellar specifically dedicated to maturing the wines. In addition, Vidal-Fleury's vineyards are overseen with 100% self-sustaining management practices.

Long considered one of the most respected producers in the Rhône Valley, Vidal-Fleury carries on under the watchful management of Head Winemaker Guy Sarton du Jonchay.

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J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rose 2017
88  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 88“Limpid orange-pink. Cherry, orange zest and pungent flowers and herbs on the nose and palate. Chewy and taut, showing good heft and a white pepper note that adds spicy bite to the finish.” ~J.R.
Item Number: 29524
Case: $131.40

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 “Supple, juicy and even-paced, red berries and dark plums with smoky and earthy nuances. The tannins have impressive grip and deliver a sturdy impression. Dark-plum and licorice flavors carry long. Handy structure here. Drink or hold.” ~winery notes  Decanter 90 “Deep, rich and
Item Number: 27796
Case: $125.40

J. Vidal Fleury Cote Du Rhone Rose 2015
The Wine Advocate "A terrific rose from this estate, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone Rose (50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache) has tons of charm in its red currant, white flower and cherry blossom scented bouquet. This gives way to a balanced, medium-bodied, elegant Ros that has a crisp, dry finish

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95"Enjoys a deep nose with white pepper, graphite notes and bright red fruits. The palate is powerful and intense with black cherry and dark, muscular berry fruit, crisp acid and some neat, grippy, slightly salted tannins. The finish is long with berries and spice. "

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012
89  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 89  "The same blend and elevage, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone is similarly styled, with ample blackberry, currant, herb and licorice aromas and flavors, medium+-bodied richness and an overall delicious, very drinkable profile. It should be a good value and offer solid mid-week

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011
86  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 86 "The solid plum and anise flavors are entwined with a graphite note, lending the finish good definition. Drink now." - JM  Robert Parker 84-86 "The 2011 Cotes du Rhone may turn out to be as good, if not better, as it exhibits a darker color as well as more berry fruit, meat and