Le Ferme des Sept Lunes, Underground Orange Velvet
The name of the wine is in reference to the face it's been aged in burried amphora's. This is a super unique wines but in a good way, smokey and savoury with salinity and focus.
Grapes: Viognier, Roussanne
Place: St Joseph, Bogy, France
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.