Domaine Ferraton Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu' 2017
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Grenache , Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan
Vast alluvial terrace (Riss) at 80 to 150 meter high above 2 rivers (Aygues and Ouvèze). Soil from limestone gravel and large pebbles.
The grapes are destemmed, pressed and vinified in concrete vats. The vinificationis traditional with daily punching down and controlled temperature. The wine is then matured in large vats (foudres).
Colour: deep and intense garnet, clear. Violet reflections.
Nose: fresh black fruit notes: blackberry and blackcurrant.
Palate: a nice and savoury density. Pleasant freshness. Wine which persists on black fruit aromas.
About the wine maker
Domaine Ferraton was founded in 1946 by Jean Ferraton, and under the leadership of son Michel, good vineyards were purchased in Hermitage, Saint Joseph and Crozes Hermitage. The vineyards have been biodynamically maintained since 1998 and a number of vineyards are therefore Demeter certified.
Since 2005, Domaine Ferraton is part of M. Chapoutier, who has invested heavily in new wine cellars and cuverie. The domain mainly focuses on making terroir specific "single vineyard" wines. Today, Ferraton's Rhone wines can compete with the best, given the high scores of well-known wine critics.