Lionel Faury - France - Rhône Valley

Saint-Joseph - 2018

Grape Varieties : Roussane, Marsanne  
Caract. : Dry white wine  
Price : 40.00$
SAQ Code :  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14% 
Bottles/Crate : 12 

Tasting :

The aromas of acacia and honeysuckle, supported by hints of almonds and hazelnuts are brought by the Marsanne, which also brings structure and straightness to the wine. The delicate notes of hawthorn, green tea and flower honey come from the Roussanne, which brings amplitude and depth to the mouth.

Wine Pairing :

It can be enjoyed young as an apéritif or with a spring starter or with a few years of aging on a more elaborate dish. (Freshwater fish in sauce, creamed poultry...)

Winemaking :

  • Variety: Marsanne(60%), Roussanne (40%)
  • Age of vines : 10 to 35 years
  • Type of soil: Muscovite granite
  • Yield of the vines : 38 Hl/Ha
  • Irrigation : : No – prohibited by the decree of designation.
  • Harvest : 100 % Manual
  • Fermentation: Fermentation in stainless steel vats for 3 weeks, then racking of a part of the wines into barrels of 1 to 7 wines. Malolactic fermentation (indigenous bacteria). Mass blending about one month before bottling.
  • Maturation : 11 months with 40% French oak barrels of 300 and 500 liters (from Vosges and Centre France) and 60% stainless steel tanks. Aged for 2 months before marketing.
  • Type of yeast : Indigenous
  • Fining: None, light filtration before bottling
  • Cellar : 5 years

See the Press Review


Vintage 2019

  • Vinous (Antonio Galloni): 92 pts.
  • Jancis Robinson: 15 /20 pts.

Vintage 2018

  • Vinous (Antonio Galloni): 92 pts.

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