Fayard Wines Azur Rose 2017 | Delicious and food friendly, with a long finish | Exclusive
Fayard Wines Azur Rose 2017 glimmers a brilliant salmon color. While fragrant and perfumed, exuding notes of alpine strawberries and elegant soft red fruits. In addition giving wildflowers, white peach, watermelon, fresh berries, and tangerine peel. Crisp and dry with refreshing acidity, a creamy mid-palate texture, fresh strawberry, nectarine, and mineral. Delicious and food friendly, with a long finish. Fayard Wines Azur Rose 2017 is made by renown winemaker Julien Fayard
Fayard Wines Azur Rose 2017 is a rare top-shelf rosé only available in Napa made by Wine Spectrum’s 2016 Winemaker of the Year Julien Fayard. Summer’s nearly here. Don’t be caught poolside without a healthy stash of this brilliant Azur rosé to pour for friends and family — and don’t forget to tell them that unless they ordered here, they very likely can’t get any themselves.
Napa rosé made with First Growth pedigree
How often do you find a Napa rosé made with First Growth pedigree? Or one that’s impossible to obtain outside of the winery? Until now, the only way to enjoy this mouthwatering Azur Rosé from superstar winemaker Julien Fayard was by finding it on Napa Valley restaurant wine lists such as The French Laundry, Meadowood, Auberge du Soleil, Morimoto, Bouchon, REDD, and Mustards, or from the winery.
After a career that included stints at Lafite Rothschild, Quintessa, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, and works alongside Philippe Melka, Fayard started Azur, which today produces rosés that are among California’s most coveted by locals and those in the know. Glimmering salmon-pink in hue, high-toned and infused with notes of alpine strawberries and elegant soft red fruits, this is Provence by way of Napa from one of the valley’s greatest talents. A Wine Access exclusive — just $29.99 per bottle.
Acclaimed Winemaker Julien Fayard
A native of Provence, rosé-making is in Fayard’s blood. Notably, his family operates one of just 18 cru classé estates in the Côtes de Provence. Born in Saint-Étienne, his family has for generations run the Château Sainte Marguerite, a cru classé-ranked estate that produces some of Provence’s most elegant and delicately aromatic rosé.
Winemaker Julien Fayard gained his knowledge and defined his core winemaking style from working at grand Chateaux in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite. Also, in Napa Valley, working alongside renowned winemaker Philippe Melka. Hence, he has come to be a Napa Valley veteran. While working with some of the most highly acclaimed and sought-after wines from the Napa Valley for over a decade.
His philosophy produces wines with an identity expressing pure, terroir-driven specificities and characteristics. So, believing as a winemaker, one doesn’t control the wine. Rather expressing wine style is the result of a combination of soil, climate and vineyard management. Therefore, wine style elegantly expresses the fruit, soil, vines, and climate.