3 bottles from any of the following wines
Domaine Guy Farge
Only in November so don't miss out!!
Saint-Peray ‘Grain de Silex’ AC 2016 @ €24.95
90% Roussanne : 10% Marsanne
“An beautiful wine from a region that was not too long ago almost extinct, this 2016 Saint Peray 'Grain de Silix' offers superb apple, apricot marmalade and white flower notes to go with a full bodied, rich and concentrated profile on the palate”.. . . Jancis Robinson
“This mix of Marsanne and Roussanne appears in a mineral expression supported by candied citruses, floral, sweet spices, marzipan. Superbly balanced, very refined palate, Farge’s Saint-Peray should be enjoyed over the coming 1-4 years”.. . . Robert McElwain MW
Saint-Joseph ‘Vania’ AC 2016 @ €27.25
80% Marsanne : 20% Roussanne
“In an appellation that produces 90% red wine, white St-Joseph is something of a rarity. From the steep terraces of Saint Jean de Muzols, one of the best terroirs in the Northern Rhone, Guy Farge crafts this exceptional white from a blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Rousanne. A rich, full-bodied and elegantly oaked wine. Intense acacia and cardamom on the nose followed up with fresh figs, apricots, honey, vanilla and brioche. Beautiful bouquet with honey, vanilla and nuts. This wine is clear and intense. It has a broad and powerful taste with considerable structure and complexity. Among the best white Saint Josephs I have tasted” . . . . . Susan Marsh MW”
Saint-Joseph ‘Terroir de Granit’ AC 2016 @ €25.95
Deep crimson, dark purple tints. Open nose of raspberry, redcurrant, fine spices and fern. Skilful combination of power and freshness with generous aromas on the nose.
There is a lovely restraint to the texture, with sleek, cool, mineral, slightly sweet notes. Upright, focused, distinctive, fine grainy tannins, giving a pure, polished texture on the palate. A beautiful, modern St Joseph, with a lip-smacking finale. (Made with whole bunch fermentation).
The ‘Terroir de Granit’ is eminently drinkable now, with 4-5 years ahead of it. As Farge says, “I want a Saint Joseph that can give pleasure now, but I also make Saint Joseph (‘Passion de Terrasse’) that will need time. This way I can please everyone”.
Saint-Joseph ‘Passion de Terrasse’ AC 2016 @ €31.25
The ‘Passion de Terrasses’ St Joseph is made from vines of over 100 years of age. The grapes are 70% de-stemmed. Vinification on native yeast includes gentle pump overs. Ageing is in 30% new 400 litre oak barrels and 70% 3-4 year old 228 litre barrels for 11-13 months. The result is a sleek, scented expression of Syrah, with plenty of vibrant, dark berry fruit and a real sense of mineral complexity.
Juicy and direct, with a good racy beam of raspberry and bitter plum coulis notes, lined with hints of pastis and dark olive. A subtle graphite note gives the finish spine. This is simply outstanding. Drink from 2019 – 2025. 300 cases made.