Façon Blanc
FORGERON CELLARS

2015 Façon Blanc

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Façon means "the way or style of expression," in French, and represents the unique style of Forgeron Cellars, where Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla blends her French heritage and training with her years of experience working with Washington terroir. 2015 Façon Blanc is inspired by long, relaxing afternoons on the patios and pétanque courts of Provence. This wine is medium bodied, viscous, clean and refreshing.

$28 ($23.80)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.1% % by volume
  • Aged 4 months
  • pH 3.47
  • TA .60 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% neutral French oak
  • Bottled Date February 2016
  • Released Date May 2017
  • Production 295 cases

In the vineyard

We want our Façon Blanc to reflect the climate conditions of Eastern Washington: bright but also rich, bursting with flavors while keeping a very focused and refreshing frame.

 

Roussanne: Crawford and Lonesome Springs Vineyards (Yakima Valley)

 

Viognier: Francisca's Vineyard (Walla Walla Valley)

 

Grenache Blanc: Boushey Vineyards (Yakima Valley)

 

Appellation Columbia Valley
Vineyard Boushey Vineyard, Crawford Vineyard, Francisca's Vineyard

In the cellar

We typically harvest our white Rhone varietals in October as they are very well adapted to our arid Eastern Washington climate and ripen slowly. 2015 was an exception, due to being one of the warmest growing seasons on record. We brought in all of our Roussanne (Crawford, Lonesome Springs), Viognier (Francisca), and Grenache Blanc (Boushey) by the end of September.

Varietal 39% ROUSSANNE, 34% VIOGNIER, 27% GRENACHE BLANC

In the glass

Medium bodied, viscous, clean and refreshing.

 

NOSE: Bosc pear, star fruit, honeysuckle

 

MOUTH: Granny Smith apple, lemon, kiwi, honey

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: halibut with fresh mango salsa or cioppino

Vintage

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