Red Wine ᐧ France
Ferraton Côtes-du-Rhône Samorëns Rouge
Maison Ferraton was founded in 1946 by Jean-Orëns Ferraton, the scion of family of vignerons with a small holding in Hermitage. Expansion of the family business continued apace under his son Michel, who bought vineyards in St-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. In addition to this he established a high-quality negociant arm, producing superior wines from the length of the Rhône Valley. This bijou producer has long been a firm proponent of organic and biodynamic farming, with an increasing number of wines produced according to these principles.
The grapes come from vineyards on the the left bank of the River Rhône, planted on alluvial and gravelly soils. After de-stemming, the grapes underwent a fifteen day maceraction, with frequent pumping over and punching down. Following this temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation was carried out and the wine was matured in vats.
85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault.
Medium to full-bodied, the bright, fresh cherry and berry fruit is followed by a savoury earthy note. The tannins are silky and well rounded and the finish is fresh.