2016 Guy Farge "Passion de Terrasse" Saint-Joseph Rouge SKU #1377646

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K&L Notes

Guy Farge took over the management of his family estate in 1980. Originally he sold his fruit to the Cave de Tain (where he worked) and then to Delas. In 2007, he began producing wines under his own label. Each year, the wines have grown and evolved as has Guy's winemaking prowess. Now working with his son Thomas, each bottling represents some of the best we have seen from his primarily granitic terroirs. The "Passion de Terrasse" is his oldest vines from sites in Aubert, La Roue and around the winery in Saint-Jean-de-Muzols It is 100% Syrah fermented whole-cluster and aged in 400L barrels for about 12 months with a small poriton of new wood. The results, as with all of Guy's wines, are pure balanced expressions of his terroir.

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    K&L Staff Member
    For those passionately seeking a more mature relationship, Guy Farge sets you up with the 2016 Guy Farge “Passion de Terrasse” crafted from century-old vines, stems intact (we should all be so lucky), whole cluster fermented, and aged gracefully in large old casks and a bit of new wood for around 13 months. The venerable nature of these Versailles Treaty-era vines gives the wine an aura that does not go unnoticed in the glass. Aromas of charred meat, floral, vanilla and blackberry frame a palate of generously ripe black fruit dashed with cracked pepper, wisps of wild mint and sous bois. Tannins kick in to make this the perfect partner to a nice char-grilled rib eye or beef bourguignon.
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    A classic Saint Joseph that shows plenty of smoked meat, red and black berries, peppercorns and fine-grained tannin. I drank this over the course of 3 hours and was seduced by the personality that unfolded with some breathing time. I can't wait to see how this one develops over a decade. Aged Saint Joseph Syrah is so complex and distinctive... be sure to have a few tucked away in your wine storage for future enjoyment.


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