Anyone who is familiar with the De Nux team knows we are serious about the pink wine. We've been all about rosé since before it was even cool to drink pink wine in Arkansas and we are always excited to add a new member to our tasty, crisp, and crushable family. Here's our newest addition:
A drop-dead gorgeous, 100% Syrah rosé produced by renown winemaker Julien Fayard
Julien Fayard gained his knowledge and defined his core winemaking style from working at grand Château in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafite. In Napa Valley, he’s worked alongside renowned winemaker and long time bud of De Nux Distributors Philippe Melka, who also boasts a pretty dang impressive resume. He has come to be a Napa Valley veteran after more than 10+ years working with some of the most highly acclaimed and sought after wines and vineyards of Napa Valley, such as Caspar Estate, Purlieu, and Matthew Wallace among many others.
Julien's philosophy is to produce wines that express pure, terroir-driven specificities and characteristics. He believes that as a winemaker, one doesn't control the wine but rather wine style is the result of a combination of soil, climate and vineyard management.
"As a winemaker, my job is to bring out the best qualities that the vines have provided. I don't seek to make a style of wine but more so to make wine that sings of it's place, it's history and it's uniqueness. That's my goal as a winemaker, to make wines that are pure expressions of their environment and not mask it. Wines with an identity."
-- Winemaker Julien Fayard
Julien was named Wine Spectrum's 2016 Winemaker of the Year for his various achievements in the world of winemaking. He is also featured in an up and coming issue of Wine Spectator so be on the lookout for that!
Sourcing fruit from high altitudes in the Sierra foothills and Napa Valley, this dry Syrah Rosé focuses elegant expression of delicate fruits of strawberry, cranberry and watermelon with a soft, balanced acidity. This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the Azur Rosé and Julien believes that this might be the single best vintage ever produced. We are absolutely in love!!
Azur is available in both 750ml bottles and in kegs! Go try a tasty glass of Azur straight from the keg at Pressroom, The Preacher's Son, and Mirabella's Table in Northwest Arkansas and Heights Tacos and Tamales, Samantha's, and Big Orange in Little Rock. Find it in bottles at all your favorite bottle shops and stores.