Chateau Ferriere 2016

Chateau Ferriere 2016

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Gabriel Ferriere founded the winery in teh 18th Century. He passed it to his cousin who enlarged the estate in 1792. It remained in the Ferriere family until 1913 when Armand Feuillerat purchased it. In 1952 Te grandchildren of Armand Feuillerat leased to vineyard to Alexis Lichine for a 40 year period. In 1988 Jacques Merlaut purchased the property but due to the lease agreement, it was not until 1992 that he was able to produce wines. Today, the Chateau is run by Claire Villars who also owns Chateau Dufort Vivens, Chateau Haut Bages Liberal and Chateau la Gurgue.

With its 20 hectare vineyard, Château Ferrière has the smallest surface of vines of all the classified growths in 1855. The vineyard of Château Ferrière consists of 64% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
Wine Spectator: 91
Gentle-edged, with pretty plum and cherry paste flavors, lined with subtle cocoa and roasted cedar accents. Offers a supple, floral-accented finish.
Wine Advocate: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 95
From a vineyard that is now biodynamic, the wine has gained an extra dimension of fruit. At the same time, the tannins give the wine density that will stand it in good stead as it ages. This is for the long term.