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2017 Saint Joseph Rouge

Lionel Faury


Michael's Pick This is the best Northern Rhone syrah under $100 I have had since the legendary wines of Raymond Trollat.

I just drank a bottle of 2017 Saint Joseph Rouge by Lionel Faury and it is absolutely delicious!
This is the best Northern Rhone syrah under $100.00 I have had since the legendary wines of Raymond Trollat. This beauty is brimming and bursting with deep dark flavors of black olive, blackberry and a hint of white pepper. It is delicious right now and or you can age this wine for another 10 years.
         I cannot imagine a wine that provides more quality for the price—do not miss getting some of this gorgeous wine! It will work quite well with turkey as well as lamb and other roasted autumnal meals.

Michael Butler

$35.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Syrah
Appellation: Saint-Joseph
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: Lionel Faury
Winemaker: Lionel Faury
Vineyard: Planted between 1976 and 2007, 6.4 ha
Soil: Granite
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About Northern Rhône

map of Northern Rhône

On the wines of the northern Rhône, Kermit wrote in Adventures on the Wine Route, “The best combine a reminder of the sunny Mediterranean with the more self-conscious, intellectual appeal of the great Burgundies farther north, which is not a bad combination.” Like the wines of Provence, Burgundy, and Beaujolais, Kermit was introduced to this region by Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters.

Though technically part of the same region as the southern Rhône and connected by the Rhône River, much differentiates the north from the south. The climate is continental and in general cooler than that Mediterranean climate of the south. The appellations are significantly smaller: Cornas has less than 300 acres planted to vine and Hermitage around 345. The area planted is minute when compared to Gigondas (3,000+ acres) and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (nearly 8,000 acres). Many of the great wines come from steep hillside vines—terraced during Roman times. It was clear to the Romans that great wine could be made here and DNA evidence now shows that Syrah is in fact indigenous to the Rhône.

The terroir is predominantly granite and lastly, blends of the wines are mostly single grape varieties. Only four grape varieties are permitted in AOC blends: Syrah, Viogner, Marsanne, and Roussanne (as compared to the 19 permitted varieties allowed in Châteauneuf). The red wines are nearly all Syrah and Condrieu and Château Grillet must be 100% Viogner. The whites of Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Saint Péray, and Crozes-Hermitages may only be blends of Marsanne and Roussanne.

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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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