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Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2014

The Experience

Drink When...
Whilst songrwiting
Listen To...
Patsy Cline
Think About...
About another life
Drink With...
Lancashire hot pot

The Oddbins Take

Quite possibly the smoothest Rhône valley red in the range at this price point, and a frequent bestseller, this is a real gem from the very wonderful team at Vidal-Fleury. With a sizeable dollop of Syrah in the blend, this red is consequently more Northern Rhône in style: dark, pure-fruited and smooth. A perfect partner for deep thinking and stirring of the creative juices. So get-you a Ventoux - quite right 'toux!

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône, Rhône
Classification
AOC Ventoux
Vintage
2014
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 5 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
13.5%
Alcohol Units
10.2

In stock

£9.25

£9.25

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The Style

Grape
Syrah / Shiraz (60%), Grenache (30%), Mourvèdre (10%)
Character
Spicy
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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Jane MacQuitty in The Times' 'Top 100 Wines of Winter' 30/11/13: "Vidal-Fleury's tasty, traditional wines tend to be underestimated, which is a pity as it's one of the oldest of the great northern Rhône merchant names. Vidal's Syrah-dominant Ventoux, so far south in the Rhône it's almost Provence, is worth raiding for your festive table as its darks, velvetty, brambly charm, perfumed with violets and black pepper and spice, will woo one and all."

Matthew Jukes in The Daily Mail 11/01/14: "The other candidate in the bargain red Rhône category this season is this cheeky, spicy red Ventoux. Syrah forms the lion’s share of the blend again and this time the fruit is smoother, more red-fruited and more languid than the wine above. You must taste them both!"

Established in 1781, Vidal-Fleury is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhône. Their Ventoux is aged on its lees to encourage malolactic fermentation, 70% placed in stainless steel, 30% in large oak barrels. The finished wine is allowed to clarify naturally and only undergoes one filtration (without fining) prior to bottling.