Intense, puissant et parfumé, ce vin reflète parfaitement le terroir sableux dont il provient. More info
What the experts say...
Le 1996 s'impose comme l'une des grandes réussites de l'appellation. Sans être le premier grand cru , ni même grand cru, ce vin se révèle supérieur à bien d'autres au pedigree plus noble. Pourpre dense de robe, avec un nez généreusement boisé aux notes de framboise, de kirsch et de cassis, il se montre doux en milieu de bouche, déployant une pureté fabuleuse, des tannins modérés et une finale impressionnante de longueur.(...) Source: Robert Parker (1/99)
The property's sandy soil produces a powerful, very fragrant wine with an intense colour. The bouquet combining ripe fruit and woody notes, and a fine structure with plump tannins, make this a fairly well-balanced wine. Keep five to ten years before drinking.
The history of Château de Ferrand begins in the 18th century, and it has belonged to only two different families throughout its wine growing activity. Purchased in 1978 by famous businessman Baron Bich, the estate is now run by his daughter Pauline and her husband Philippe Chandon-Moët. They’ve been taking care of things since 2005, and together they’ve modernised much of the estate.
Located on the limestone plateau of Saint-Hippolyte, the Ferrand has 32 hectares of vines surrounded by 10 hectares of biodiverse forest and land. 70% of the vines are Merlot, with 29% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon keeping them company. Their sustainable viticulture is confirmed by a Terra Vitis certificate, and organic conversion began in 2021.
In the cellar, single-parcel vinification is prioritised and the wines are matured for 14 to 18 months, in a balance of new wood and used casks.
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