La Ferme des Sept Lunes Saint-Joseph 'Chemin Faisant'
Region: Northern Rhône
Le Ferme des Sept Lunes is a 10-hectare farm perched in one of the highest areas of St Joseph. The latest of three generations of the Delobre family on the same farm, Jean converted to organic and biodynamic agriculture in 1997 and only uses sulphur in his wines when it's absolutely unavoidable. The wines all show great freshness and purity, the whites all have texture and tension, the reds with depth, aromatics and a fantastic juiciness.
Chemin Faisant is from Jean's oldest vines, planted in 1974 from massal selection. A pure, heady delight with very lifted aromas of lavender and rosemary, the sweetest of red and black fruit and huge savoury depth (black pepper, leather, spice) on the very generous palate.