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2018 Franck Balthazar 'St Peray' Roussanne
Cuvee: St Peray
Producer: Franck Balthazar
This is our first time getting our hands on Franck Balthazars ‘Saint Peray’ Roussanne. Franck’s family history is much like that of many other iconic producers from the Rhone Valley, Southern France. The Balthazar Domaine was established in 1931 by Franck’s grandfather in Cornas. In 1980, he began to bottle wines under their own name and Franck took full control in 2002 of all operations. In 2010 Franck converted the Domaine to organic farming and certification came in 2013. Today, the total holdings are 4 ha with production being approximately 10,000 to 14,000 bottles per year. 2015 marked the first vintage for this cuvee, 100% roussanne from a single 0.3ha vineyard in the Saint Peray appellation, only 600 bottles were produced. This offers concentration and depth together with perfume and finesse, truly unicorn status!