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Le Social, Pollard Yard, Manchester, United Kingdom

Le Social, Pollard Yard, Manchester, United Kingdom


Saint Joseph Blanc, La Ferme Des Sept Lunes


Le Ferme des Sept Lunes is a 10-hectare farm perched in one of the highest areas of St Joseph. Visiting involves a tortuous 350m road-climb from the valley floor. The hair-pins are not for the faint-hearted.

The latest of three generations 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 vineyards in the upper part of St Joseph have a south-eastern exposure, the altitude bringing freshness to the wines. The climate has been tending to Mediterranean in recent year, with wind coming from the north. Each cuvée is site-specific; with Syrah, Roussane, Marsanne, Viognier and a bit of Gamay planted mostly on granite soils. 

Producer Jean Delobre

Viticulture & Winemaking Organic grapes, hand harvested, direct press. 48 hours in inox to start fermentation, aged for 1 year separately. Low SO2 at bottling.  

Grapes Roussane Marsanne

Region St Joseph Rhone, France

ABV 12.5%

Tasting Notes Silky and aromatic, with buttercup and cream notes moving to honey-drizzled pears and quince on the finish.