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Lionel Faury Syrah 'L'Art Zele' 2019-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Lionel Faury Syrah 'L'Art Zele' 2019

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  • TASTING NOTE: Classic flavors of northern Rhône Syrah here. Velvety dark fruits coat the palate, with inflections of pepper and crushed stone. The delivery of this wines is precise and there is no doubt where it hails from. It has the elegance and perfume of Cote-Rotie, and shows great depth of flavour and structure. A modestly priced alternative to classically styled Cote-Rotie!
  • ABOUT THE WINE: The 'Art Zele' is sourced from a single lieu-dit called 'l’Arsélie', that is located just outside the boundaries of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. The vines are planted at 260m above sea level on mica-schist soil. Unable to blend the fruit into his Côte-Rôtie, Lionel Faury has bottled this cuvée—whose name, a pun on the vineyard site, translates roughly to “zealous art”—separately since its inception nearly ten years ago. Now approaching twenty years of age, the vines have their roots firmly entrenched in these rocky soils, resulting in a wine with the depth, nuanced aromatics, and milled-stone minerality of great Côte-Rôtie—all while maintaining inviting youthful fruit. Fermented with roughly 50% whole clusters, aged for 15 months in 5 to 15 year old demi muids and bottled by gravity without fining or filtration.
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Domaine Lionel Faury is one of the region’s most artisanal producers. When Philippe Faury took over the domaine in 1979, the family was selling wine, peaches and cherries, and the bulk of their clientele was local. Over the years, Philippe increased their holdings to over 11 hectares and began to sell internationally. He shared his savoir faire with his son, Lionel. Since 2006, Lionel has taken over the reins, though father and son still work side by side. Every method they use encourages the grape towards greatness with the ultimate respect for its fragility. The steep hillsides of the northern Rhône present a challenging terrain where farming is only feasible through terracing. On these terraced slopes, the Faurys’ vines take full advantage of the southern and southeastern sun exposure, benefitting from optimum ripening. A combination of the predominately granitic soil, significant stem inclusion, soft crushing of the grapes with a pneumatic press, and temperature-controlled fermentation offer a liveliness and freshness that one does not often find in wines from the northern Rhône. There’s a real attention to detail here, and nothing is done in haste. Every method used encourages the grape towards greatness with the ultimate respect for its fragility. Pigeage, the punching of the cap, is not carried out with tools, but gently by foot— not just poetic, but also pragmatic. Unlike many other vignerons in the region, the Faurys have a strong aversion to new oak. While all the wines are wood-aged, new barrels are kept to a minimum, and Lionel opts for larger formats better suited to his wines, mainly demi-muids and foudres. Hailing from top-notch terroirs and subject to minimal intervention in the cellar, these wines are loaded with classic flavors and show a remarkable rustic elegance.  
  • COUNTRY: France
  • REGION: Northern Rhone
  • VARIETAL: Shiraz
  • WINE STYLE: Red Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Lionel Faury
  • CLASSIFICATION: Minimal Intervention, Unfined & Unfiltered, Sustainable Farming, Vegan
  • CLOSURE: Cork
  • ABV%: 14.5%
  • SIZE: 750ml

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