J. Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2021 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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J. Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2021 750ml
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J. Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2021

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Ventoux
Brand J. Vidal-Fleury

Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury is the Rhône Valley’s oldest continuing winery. 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. Together they replanted the vineyard following the phylloxera outbreak. Then, in the 1920s, the House expanded into other wine-growing regions throughout the Rhône Valley. In 1984, the famed Guigal estate 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, they 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. 

For this Ventoux red, Syrah and Grenache grapes are grown in shallow soils made up primarily of limestone and calcareous clay. Vineyards are primarily on hillsides with an average of 250-500 meters in elevation. Grapes are hand and machine harvested and transported to the winery in small crates. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled tanks with the maceration period lasting approximately two weeks. The wine is aged on its lees with 70% in tank and 30% in large oak barrels. The finished wine is lightly filtered and fined followed by a minimum of 3 months in bottle prior to release.  

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Smooth, fresh and ripe with mint, red cherry, plum and mineral aromas and flavors. This has a lightness and elegance while still being full-bodied. Ventoux is the new official name for this appellation in Rhone Valley in the south of France.

February 2024
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