appelation : Condrieu, IGP, Saint-Joseph
Domaine Pierre Finon
The family estate of Pierre Finon is situated on the hillsides overhanging the right bank of the Rhône Valley, between Valence and Lyon.
At present the estate extends over 20 hectares which include 7 hectares of red and white Saint-Joseph, 6.5 hectares of Vins de Pays and 0.5 hectare of Condrieu.
The french domaine is carefully cultivated since Pierre and Françoise are extremely keen on using method of developing their vines which preserves the environment. This can especially be seen in their respect for the soil and the growth cycle, in how they master the natural way of putting the land under grass, how the soil is worked and also in the rigorous disbudding and green harvesting of the vines.
All this guarantees the quality of our wines.
The grapes are harvested manually and sorted. During the making and maturing of the wine, our constant concern remains the maximum expression of the grape's potential quality and also of the land so that each variety may express itself freely.
Whether red or white, thirst-quenching wines or vins de garde (wines for ageing), our wish remains the same : to offer you authentic wines represent the land on which they are grown and our wine making philisophy.
Saint-Joseph Blanc "Quatuor" -Domaine Pierre Finon Grape variety : 70% MARSANNE and 30% ROUSSANNE. Granite ground covered by rotted gneiss and schistes. Average yields : 40 hl/ha. The wine is made from our plots of vines. Harvest by hand. Grapes are destemmed. Wine-making process : 100% o[...]+
Saint-Joseph rouge "Les Rocailles" - Domaine Pierre Finon Grape variety : SYRAH. Granite ground covered with decaying gneiss and schistes. Vineyard from 20 to 30 years old. Average yields : 35 hl/ha. Harvest by hand. Grapes are destemmed. Wine-making process : 21 day-fermentation with [...]+
Saint-Joseph rouge "Caprice d'Héloïse" - Domaine Pierre Finon Grape variety : SYRAH. Selection of an parcel located in a former quarry, coarse sand. Vineyard from 35 to 40 years. Average yields : 32 hl/ha. Harvest by hand. Grapes are destemmed. Wine-making process : 23 day-fermenta[...]+
Syrah IGP - Domaine Pierre Finon Grape variety : SYRAH. Granite ground of plateau, East-south-east exposure. Rendements : 60 hl/ha. Harvest by hand. Grapes are destemmed. Wine-making process : 12 day-fermentation in vats with regular temperature inspections. Maturing in tanks in stainles[...]+
Viognier IGP - Domaine Pierre Finon Grape variety : VIOGNIER. Granite ground of plateau, exposed East-South-East exposure. Vineyards from 15 to 20 years. Average yields : 50 hl/ha. Harvest by hand. Grapes are destemmed for a 18 hours pellicular maceration. Wine-making process : Ferment[...]+