New Arrivals - 2018
Domaine Guy Farge
Burgundy may be our holy grail’, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate other fine wines! Of course we do. But there is a certain style of Burgundy that is the result of the wine-making philosophy of our suppliers. Our preference is to work with wine makers whose passion is soil & typicity, thus producing wines which are alive, vivid, strikingly fresh (as in airy, energetic and transparent), mineral and speak of their origin. With Guy & Valérie Farge in Hermitage you have all of the foregoing.
Domaine Guy Farge was recommended to us (we didn’t discover him) from one of our regular Burgundy customers. “Now might be timely, as his reputation is growing”, was the advice. And how pleased we are that we accepted that advice! I have absolutely no doubt you will be as impressed as we were. This is an estate well worth following. The wines are seductive.
Bottling only began in 2007. The domaine (now 20 hectares) is increasing its international portfolio; always a tell-tale sign of recognition. The range typifies the red and white wines of the Ardeche region, expessed in generic red (not available this year) and white wines. Farge also has some vines in Saint-Peray and makes a lovely example from silex soils.
Perhaps it is his glorious red and white Saint-Josephs that speak loudest. These are brilliant examples of the terroir of the northern Rhone. White and red are equally impressive. If you are a fan of this appellation, don’t miss this man’s offerings.
The two prestige cuvées of Cornas and Condrieu are exemplary.
l’Ardeche ‘Bouquet de Blanc’ vdp 2016 @ €18.95
Saint-Peray ‘Grain de Silex’ AC 2016 @ €25.
Saint-Joseph ‘Vania’ AC 2016 @ €27.95
Condrieu ‘Grain d’émotion’ AC 2016 @ €43.95
Saint-Joseph ‘Terroir de Granit’ AC 2016 @ €26.50
Saint-Joseph ‘Passion de Terrasse’ AC 2016 @ €31.95
Cornas ‘Harmonie’ AC 2015 @ €38.95