- 100% Syrah
Ferraton Père & Fils Crozes-Hermitage La Matinière Rouge, Rhône Valley, France
This rich, cherry red Crozes Hermitage wine has a nose of small red fruits and blackcurrants, smoke and spice. An expressive and perfumed Syrah, with notes of succulent black cherry, toast and subtle violets. The tannins are silky and in perfect balance with the fresh acidity. Partly matured in Oak barrels for 12 months before bottling gives the wine a long and harmonious finish.
Syrah / Shiraz
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 for this Crozes Hermitage come from the districts of Mercurol and Beaumont-Monteux, from vineyards planted on glacial alluvial deposits with a preponderance of rounded pebbles, stones and gravel in the matrix.
After de-stemming, the grapes underwent a twenty-day maceraction with frequent pumping over and punching down. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation was carried out in vat and the wine was then matured in oak barrels and vat for twelve months.