Guy Farge St Peray Grain de Silex (750ml)
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A family story that began in 1920, when Henri Farge bought 12 hectares of vines from a Norman general. He cultivated grapes and sold them to the local cooperative cellar, as did his son and his grandson André Farge. Guy Farge was to follow and e took over the management of his family estate in 1980. Originally he sold his fruit to the Cave de Tain (where he worked). In 2007, he began producing wines under his own label. Each year, the wines have grown and evolved as has Guy’s winemaking prowess. In 2018, after having worked for years alongside his father, Guy’s eldest son Thomas took over the domaine. Thomas keeps the style of the house, and always seeks wines with freshness and terroir. “Summers are getting hotter and hotter, it’s up to us winegrowers to keep the typicality of our terroir,” emphasizes Thomas. Thomas and each bottling represents some of the best this granitic soil.
Grain de Silex is an atypical still Saint-Peray. The nose shows lots of bright fruit, stone fruit, spice and nuts. The ripe stone fruit carries onto a medium bodied palate characterized by great tension and minerality. This cuvée would pair well with many starters, seafood, chicken dishes and soft cheeses.
A blend of 90 % Roussanne, 10 % Marsanne grown on clay limestone soil in the appellation of Saint Péray. Saint Péray is located on the right bank of the Rhône river. Rugged slopes and a deep valley create a relatively cool micro-climate within a region with a much warmer, continental climate. This is a white wine appellation with Rousanne and Marsanne being the official grapes. It is known for its sparkling wines, so this particular still version is rather unique.
The grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel. Malolactic Fermentation takes place and the wine ages for 8 months before bottling; 30 % in barrels and 70 % in stainless.