FORGERON CELLARS

2012 Façon Rouge

BOUSHEY VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY

Façon (FAH-son), meaning "a unique style or fashion", represents a unique style of winemaking at Forgeron Cellars. Façon Rouge is inspired by Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla's French training and heritage combined with decades of experience showcasing Washington terroir. For our Gigondas-inspired Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre (GSM) we co-fermented using whole custers of Grenache in the Syrah to intensify the spice notes and overall complexity.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.4% % by volume
  • Aged 5 months
  • pH 3.86
  • TA .48 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 67% neutral French oak, 10% new French oak, 23% neutral American oak
  • Bottled Date May 2014
  • Released Date October 2014
  • Production 365 cases

In the vineyard

2012 was a classic Eastern Washington growing season with a warm, steady Summer. Late Summer and early Fall brought on slightly cooler daytime highs and a significant diurnal shift, allowing late varietals to thoroughly complete ripening.

 

Appellation Yakima Valley
Vineyard Boushey Vineyard

In the cellar

This is the first blend where Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla has co-fermented using whole clusters of Grenache in the Syrah to intensify the spice notes and overall complexity in the wine. The combination of grapes produces ripe and full-bodied yet spicy, supple wine.

Varietal 35% GRENACHE BLANC, 35% SYRAH, 30% MOURVÈDRE

In the glass

Brooding, dark, full-bodied and food-friendly.

 

NOSE: earth, herbs, anise, boysenberry

 

MOUTH: intense spice, earth, cinnamon, coffee, pomegranate

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: duck confit cassoulet, Moroccan lamb stew with noodles or skirt steak with Moroccan spices and yogurt sauce

 

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