Faury has become one of our customers’ favorite Northern Rhone growers because of that personality. In the words of Kermit Lynch, Faury’s importer, the wines have a “remarkable rustic elegance.” Kermit’s paradoxical compliment really cuts to the heart of things at this traditional producer. They ferment in concrete with wild yeast. They aren't afraid to use some stems. They punch the cap down with bare feet, super-old-school, to extract the grapes’ goodness as gently – and with as much control – as possible. These traditional practices make for unforced, naturally elegant wines. But they never buff the Northern Rhone edges off.
What importer Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Blend: SyrahAppellation: Saint-JosephCountry: FranceRegion: Northern RhôneProducer: Lionel FauryWinemaker: Lionel FauryVineyard: Planted between 1976 and 2007, 6.4 haSoil: GraniteAging: Aged for 12 months in foudres (24 – 35 hl), demi-muids (600-L), barrels (228-L); only 10% new oak is used in the rotation of barrelsFarming: Lutte RaisonnéeAlcohol: 14%
Earthy , Fruity , Rich