Guy Farge St Joseph Terre de Granit 2017
When we first came across Guy Farge we were really impressed by the stunning purity and expression of terroir in his wines. This was about five years ago and today Guy Farge is one of Northern Rhones rising star, and this 2016 Cornas has won the platinum Decanter award - a huge achievement.
Whereas Cornas and Hermitage are all about power and dark broody fruit, Guy Farge's Saint Joseph leans towards a more elegant style, think mini Cote Rotie with slightly more freshness and at a fraction of the price! This is an incredibly pure and precise expresion of Syrah and the terroir it comes from, lots of the classic black pepper spice, layered with crunchy, luscious and pristine red fruit aromas balanced by hints of spice from a small percentage of new French oak, fine but firm tannins and chalky acidity.
ABV : 12,5%