FORGERON CELLARS

2012 Façon Blanc

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Before we called it Façon Blanc, this Rhône-inspired white wine was referred to as Ambiance. It greets you with delicious aromas of orange peel, star fruit and apricot. Voignier brings hints of lush tropical fruits while Marsanne contributes its powerful texture to this wine as well as hints of honeydew. Roussanne imparts an elegant, creamy mouth feel while Grenache Blanc contributes a spicy core and bright citrus flavors.

 

Thanks to aging in neutral French oak, it is a full-bodied wine with beautiful balance and an elegant, lingering finish.

$25 ($21.25)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.1% % by volume
  • Aged 1 month
  • pH 3.44
  • TA 0.71
  • Barrel Program 100% neutral French Burgundian oak
  • Bottled Date March 2013
  • Released Date May 2013
  • Production 322 cases

In the vineyard

2012 brought a near-perfect growing season with warmer-than-average temperatures, producing a record harvest.

 

Viognier: 100% Francisca's Vineyard (Walla Walla Valley)

 

Roussanne: 100% Crawford Vineyard (Columbia Valley)

 

Marsanne: 100% Boushey Vineyard (Yakima Valley)

 

Grenache Blanc: 100% Boushey Vineyard (Yakima Valley)

 

Appellation Columbia Valley

In the cellar

A record harvest allowed us to weave distinctive flavors together to create this Rhone-inspired white wine. Viognier brings hints of lush tropical fruits while Marsanne contributes its powerful texture to this wine as well as hints of honeydew. Roussanne imparts an elegant, creamy mouth feel while Grenache Blanc contributes a spicy core and bright citrus flavors. Aged in neutral French oak.

Varietal 38% VIOGNIER, 23% MARSANNE, 23% ROUSSANNE, 16% GRENACHE BLANC

In the glass

Beautifully balanced and full-bodied wine with an elegant, lingering finish.

 

NOSE: orange peel, starfruit, apricot

 

MOUTH: tropical fruits, hints of honeydew, spice, bright citrus flavors

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: grilled mussels, lemon roasted chicken, scallop fettuccini alfredo or grilled lobster tail

 

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