Faury Saint Joseph Blanc (750ml)
Domaine Faury is one of the region’s most artisanal producers. When Philippe Faury took over the domaine in 1979, the family was selling wine, peaches and cherries, and the bulk of their clientele was local. Over the years, Philippe expanded their holdings to over eleven hectares, and expanded sales to an international client base. In addition, he has shared his savoir faire with his son, Lionel. Unlike many other vignerons in the region, the Faurys have a strong aversion to new oak. Faury crafts exceptional wines from one of the Northern Cote du Rhone’s most artisinal producers. The grapes are grown on predominantly granite soils and undergo partial de-stemming, soft crushing and temperature controlled fermentation to assure a fresh and lively wine style. The wines are unfined and lightly filtered just before bottling which ensures maximum flavour and elegance.
This is a blend of 60% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne. The vines were planted between 1979 and 1998 on steep slopes south, south-east facing slopes of granite based soil. The grapes are hand picked, pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The wine ages for 10 months on the lees, 30% in 1 to 5 year-old barrels and 70% in stainless steel.
This is a wine that can be enjoyed now and up to five years.