100% Viognier from vineyards on schists in the region Collines-Rhodaniennes in the Rhone Valley. These vineyards have a south/south-eastern exposure and their altitudes vary between 100 and 250 meters. Harvesting is done at night, a common thing in this area, in order to preserve the freshness in the grapes. The entire bunches are pressed and the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks.
The flavours are fresh, with tones of peach and apricot. Not too sweet; somewhat restrained. A delicate bitterness in the finish.
About the Wine Maker
The land and the people who tend it share the same history. A history which grows from generation to generation. At the origin, one man, Jean Orëns Ferraton. Vigneron, and son of a vigneron. A region basked in sun, the Rhône Valley. It was 1946. Michel, his son, inherited the same passion. He decided to give a new dimension to his father’s vineyards. The first Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph Ferraton were brought into the world. A close friend of the Ferratons’, Michel Chapoutier brought his know-how. In 1998, the vineyards were converted to organic viticulture, then certified, before embracing the culture of bio-dynamics.
Ferraton Père et Fils