The steep slopes 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, partial de-stemming (in about 70% of the grapes), 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.