Ferraton Père & Fils Côtes du Rhône Blanc Samorëns 2017
Blend of white Grenache (60%) and Clairette (40%).
SOIL Essentially clay-limestone soil.
VINIFICATION After pressing, the must is cold-settled for 48 hours. Fermentation temperatures are controlled.
MATURING Maturing in vats without malolactic fermentation. Early bottling at the end of winter.
TASTING Colour: bright, pale golden colour with silver hints. Nose: Aromas of white flowers and white fruits. Palate: Nicely balanced wine, the Clairette brings the freshness and the white Grenache brings the body and softness.
The Ferraton Père & Fils estate in Tain l’Hermitage was founded in 1946. The Mistral wind makes the Northern Rhône valley cooler than the Southern Rhône and it is reflected in the characteristics of the wine. In 1998, the vineyards began to use biodynamic farming principles in an effort to allow the personality of the terroir to be expressed. In 2004 Michel Chapoutier bought the estate and runs it with some prime vineyard holding in the Northern Rhone as well as negociant releases. In 2013 the entire vinification facility and cellars were updated with state-of-the-art equipment and fermentation tanks sized to their vineyard parcels.