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S.A. J. Vidal-Fleury
Winery Wines

White wine 2019 Côtes du Rhône AOC Blanc, Rhône, France

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: 8.96 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #VF-L2024001

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Last reviewed: 11 January, 2021

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