||7 Lunes Syrah
La Ferme des Sept Lunes situated in Saint Joseph between Vienne and Valence was founded by the grandfather of the current proprietor Jean Delobre in 1984. From then, the estate has grown vines, apricot trees, and grains. Acre by acre, they converted to organic agriculture and biodynamic vineyard management. Jean had been selling his wine to a local co-op until 2001, when he made his first vintage in a converted cowshed from a 5.5 hectare vineyard of Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne planted on granite soil. The wine is vinified in open cylinder-shaped concrete tanks, and aged in oak barrels.
VINEYARD: Grapes are sourced from the north side of the commune of Bogy, a northeast-/west-facing site which is quite cool and allows for long ripening. Granite subsoils topped by loess.
VINIFICATION: Organically-farmed and certified, manually-harvested. Two-thirds de-stemmed with the final third whole-cluster carbonically-fermented. Aged in stainless steel for 8 months.
TASTING NOTES: Dark fruits, quite supple, with acidity to add lift and liveliness.