Cotes De Rhone AOC, Rhone/ Red / Grenache, Mouvedre, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan / Organic
Domaine de Ferrand
Cotes De Rhone AOC, Rhone
Made from 90yo vines planted on old rootstock that help to reduce vigour and give very limited yields. This is big and bold as you'd expect but there is a finesse here that makes it eminently drinkable. Bold red fruits, spice and notes of Provencal Herbs. Go on then!
Notes on the producer
Domaine de Ferrand takes its name from its location in the cooler northern sector of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Philippe Bravay took over a domaine owned by his family since the 19th century and bottled his first wine in 1997 breaking away from the négociant and other co-operative organisations to whom his forefathers used to sell. They own some of the oldest grenache in the CNDP appellation planted in 1904, 1910, 1920. Philippe also produces two excellent cuvées of Côtes-du-Rhône on lower-lying, sandy terraces of the Rhône – the more fruit-forward Mistral and the longer-lived Vieilles Vignes.