Mid-slope plot, clay and limestone in the lower part, and with a granitic layer and gravely soil on the top. Full south exposure situated in the village of Mercurol within the Crozes-Ermitage district. Grapes are destemmed 85% to 100% depending on vintage. Maceration in concrete vats (for a better thermic inertia) for about 4 weeks (depending on the vintage). Extraction made by pumping over and punching down. The barrel ageing lasts about 12 months depending on the vintage (10 to 20% in new oak). Then 8 months 100% in cement tank.
Deep, limpid and brilliant in color. Very ripe small red fruits and a leather note. Jammy red fruit, full-bodied, delicate tannins with a slight woody vanilla flavour.
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