GSM, Vidal-Fleury 2020
Vidal-Fleury's GSM is, in my opinion, a sensational everyday Côtes-du-Rhône styled red. We had a bottle for dinner last week which didnt last long and neither did the second bottle! It is bright, light and packed with soft enticing fruit flavours - strawberries, damsons and cherries with an underlay of savory spices and gentle tannins. The blend is very traditional with 50% grenache, 30 % syrah and 20% mouvedre perfeclty vinified by their winemaking team. All in all a delicious addition to our range which you must try.
Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury is located in the midst of the Côte-Rôtie vineyards in the Northern Rhône, and is the oldest continuously operating wine producer in the Rhône Valley. It’s also where a certain Etienne Guigal cut his teeth before setting up his own domaine. Jonathan Ray describes them as 'Rhône Royalty' and he is not wrong.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
Delicious rich CdR. You can taste every sort of dark berry in it. Esme describes it as “light and bright”; I’ll give him “bright”, but I think you need to put some chill on it to get “light”, as (maybe this a result of drinking it on our hottest London day) it’s quite heady at room temperature. Mind you, I think many of the best wines from the Rhone want to be drunk at no more than a cold cellar temperature.