2020 Domaine Faury Saint-Joseph Rouge, Rhone Valley, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
The Saint Joseph comes from a 40 year old parcel of Syrah, grown on rugged, steep slopes of granite. 60% whole cluster fermentation. Typical of Faury, this see almost no new oak which ranges from the smaller barriques to the larger 600-liter demi-muids. Unfined and only lightly filtered before bottling, these wines are loaded with classic flavors and show a remarkable rustic elegance.
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.