2020 Domaine Lionel Faury Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah
Delicious Rhône Valley Syrah at this price? You bet. As wines from the more prominent appellations continue to rise, seek out bottles from the Collines Rhodaniennes. These wines are fresh, fruit-driven, and much more approachable in their youth.
Sustainable farming practice (lutte raisonnée), native yeast fermentation, unfined & lightly filtered.
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Back in 1979, Philippe Faury’s family estate sold wine, peaches, and cherries, though mostly to those living nearby. As of 2006, his son Lionel took over at the estate, which now comprises 11 hectares, and has brought the winery to an entirely new level. Based in the Northern Rhône, Lionel farms vines on the region’s terraced slopes in the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, and the Collines Rhodannienes.
At Faury, all farming is done with a lutte raisonnée mentality. Most wines include significant amounts of stems and fruit is gently crushed prior to fermentation. All pigeage is done by food and new oak use is kept to an absolute minimum, as the family prefers used demi-muids and foudres. These decisions to farm responsibly and vinify with a low-intervention mentality lead to fresh and lively wines marked with a touch of signature Rhône rusticity.