Château de Ferrand Grand Cru Classé, St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2016
This picturesque vineyard, owned by Baron Bich, covers 32 hectares. The average age of the vines is 30-years-old vines and they are planted to a density of 7,000 vines per hectare on a limestone undersoil on a bed of clay. Composed of 75% Merlot, for fullness, roundness and persistence with 15% to Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon for fruitiness, structure and complexity.
Vinification is traditional with a long maceration in temperature-regulated cement vats, a process that is essential for extracting the substances that give colour, fruitiness, complexity and structure. After a year in French oak barrels the magical interaction of grape and wood produces complex, full bodied wine.
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 50
Expertise shines through in every silky-smooth glassful of this seductive red. Made from a blend rich in Merlot, this sumptuous red is beaming with ripe, red berry fruit. Packed with juicy dark-berried fruit it is smooth, soft and easy to drink. A wonderful window into the great wines of St- Emilion.
An equal match for strong flavours such a a rack of lamb with Provence herbs or a filet of wood-pigeon.
Cabernet Franc 13%
Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
12 x 75cl