Azur Rose d'Or 2020
Grenache & Syrah. Azur’s inception in 2007 is the product of Elan Fayard’s vision and dedication to producing terroir-specific wines that express the purity and nuance of the vineyards from which the grapes are sourced. She identified the desire for well-crafted wines that allowed for the characteristics of the land and the language of the fruit to be heard. Elan began Azur by introducing one of France’s most elegant wines here in the United States: dry rosé. The Provençal style of rosé was something that American consumers were not familiar with at the time. Elan made it her sole intention to produce quality rosé which reflected the French style she had grown to love. Azur Rosé was the result of her inaugural release in 2007. Utilizing French techniques combined with quality Napa fruit, Elan produces a world-class rosé. The nose is delicate with hints of strawberry, white peach, and raspberry and the palate is full of Southern France energy and gorgeous Napa fruit. This wine is a beautiful melding of two great wine cultures.