Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 2012

£11.75

If you love cracking value Rhône reds and you know it, clap your hands! *Clap clap*. "Yes," we hear you bellow, "we do!" Well we are not joshing with you...

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If you love cracking value Rhône reds and you know it, clap your hands! *Clap clap*. "Yes," we hear you bellow, "we do!" Well we are not joshing with you when we say that this is, indeed, that very thing.


Wine that is swarthy, hot, rich with spices and dark chocolate and apt to make you clap your hands, regardless of whether or not you are singing children's songs. Which you really shouldn't be, given you are over 18. Really.


Established in 1781 in the Northern Rhône valley Vidal-Fleury claims to be the oldest continuously-operating winery in the region.


Winemaker Guy Sarton du Jonchay studied in Montpellier and Bordeaux and has 19 years’ experience in viticulture, vinification and bottling. His career has taken him to Australia (Rosemount Estate) and Argentina (Bodega Weinert) and, prior to joining Vidal-Fleury in 2008, he was a director of Chais Beaucairois and Barton and Guestier.


The vines are pruning by the gobelet and cordon de royat methods, and the grapes are picked both by hand and machine.


The wine is aged on its lees, 70% in tanks and 30% in large barrels. Natural clarification and stabilization takes place, by settling and one filtration (Cross Flow). The wine is un-fined.


Brilliant garnet in colour, it has bramble fruits and rich spices on the nose. The palate reveals a wine with rounded tannins, full body and a long lasting, aromatic intensity.


UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.