September's Grower of the Month - Fayolle Fils et Fille
Each month we crown the ‘Grower of the Month’ – one of our select winemakers chosen to produce wine under the Fortnum’s label. Showcasing wine from Burgundy to Barossa and beyond, this is the perfect opportunity to discover exclusive own-label bottlings and even your new favourite. To celebrate their mastery, enjoy 10% off the bottle and 15% off 6 bottles or more!
About Fayolle Fils et Fille
Originally formed in 1870, Domaine de Fayolle Fils & Fille at Gervans, is a real family affair. Managed by brother and sister Laurent Fayolle and Céline Nodin and with vineyards composed of old vines – the average age being forty years, there is a focus on the detail here, with great care and attention paid to hand-harvesting the grapes.
The older vines give smaller yields, making for a greater concentration of flavour and acidity. The resulting wines are absolutely exceptional and, trust us, we don’t use that word lightly!
The whites are unusually good for Crozes-Hermitage, a year name generally more successful in reds. The Pontaix white displays clarity and elegance, with notes of honey and white flowers. The red Pontaix is marked by rich, gamey dark notes over black fruit, yet also shows the elegance and refinement which is increasingly signature of this estate.