Domaine Faury, Saint-Joseph Vieilles Vignes Old Vines, Rhône, France, 2019
Overview of the Wine Along the steep, narrow valley that traces the northern Rhône, the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint-Joseph take their place among the great wines of France, and 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 increased their holdings to over 11 hectares and began to sell internationally. He shared his savoir faire with his son, Lionel. Since 2006, Lionel has taken over the reins, though father and son still work side by side. Every method they use encourages the grape towards greatness with the ultimate respect for its fragility.
Grape / Blend Syrah
Origin Rhône, France
Details & Specifications •Granite Soil •Hand harvested • 70 to 80% of grapes are de-stemmed • Fermentation lasts 15 to 20 days • Pump-overs occur twice daily • Aged for 15 months in oak demi-muids (600-L) and barrels (220-L)
Winemaker's Tasting Notes Deeply textured, leathery, with intoxicating aromas of violets, it’s hard not to be drawn in by the complexity of this fine and seductive old-vine beast.