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80/20 Mars/Roussanne importer Kermit Lynch:
"In 1979, the Domaine Faury was selling wine, peaches and cherries, and the bulk of their clientele was local. Over the years, father 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.
The steep slopes of the northern Rhône present a challenging terrain where farming is only feasible through terracing. On these terraced slopes, the Faury's vines take full advantage of the southern and southeastern sun exposure, benefitting from optimum ripening. Their holdings are largely on granitic soil.
The Faury style is liveliness and freshness, classic flavors and rustic elegance.
Partial de-stemming (about 70% of the grapes), soft crushing using a pneumatic press, and temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless-steel. Aged for 10 months on the lees (70% stainless steel, 30% in 1-5 year-old barrels). Unfined and only lightly filtered before bottling."
A land of stark contrast. North and South; syrah and grenache; plain valleys and impossible hills. Artisan wine makers and industrial wine facilities. Wines for now and wines of time and patience. Fascinating!
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