Lionel Faury Cote-Rotie 2016

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Article number: 6183
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With just over 11 hectares, the Faury family crafts wine from three appellations: Condrieu, St. Joseph, and Cote Rotie. Father Philippe Faury took charge of the domaine in 1979, continuing the business of selling wine, peaches and cherries to locals while thoughtfully expanding vineyard holdings and developing international interest over the next two decades. In 2006, his son Lionel stepped in to oversee the winemaking and today they continue to work side by side. Together, they farm sustainably and wield a gentle hand in the cellar to achieve wines of purity, finesse, and soaring aromatics. The combination of predominately granitic soil, partial de-stemming, soft crushing of the grapes, temperature controlled fermentation, pigeage (the punching of the cap) done gently by foot, and the Faury's strong aversion to new oak delivers a finished wine with liveliness one does not always find in Syrah. The Cote Rotie is blended from two parcels in Cote Brune (Fourvier and Le Plomb,) aged 18 months in demi-muids (600-L) and barrels (220-L), of which 30% are new, then bottled unfined and only lightly filtered. Regardless of vintage, there is a friendly, soulful and refreshing character to the Faury wines that is easy to access in youth or with age.

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