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.
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)
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.
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