2021 Domaine Faury Saint Joseph Blanc, Rhone Valley, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
Weathered granites (Velay granites) on moderately deep soils. Blend of 7 plots in the town of Chavanay, northern end of the appellation. Grape varieties and plots are harvested separately. Pressing as close as possible to the harvest to preserve the integrity of the aromas. Fermentation in stainless steel vats (indigenous yeasts) then racking of part of the wines in casks of 1 to 7 wines. Malolactic fermentation (native bacteria). Mass assembly about a month before bottling.
The 2019 is roughly 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne, and mostly aged in tank to preserve as much freshness and fruit as possible.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
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 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. Since 2006,
Lionel has taken over the reins at Domaine Faury, though father and son still work side by side.