Crozes Hermitage `la Matiniere` 2010
- Rhone Valley,
- Northern Rhone
- Domaine Ferraton Pere et Fils
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
The region, following the Rhône River as it flows south of Lyon, is suited to the Syrah variety for the great red wines of Crozes Hermitage and St Joseph, whilst the often perfumed and powerful white wines are made from the fragrant Viognier of Condrieu and the complex Marsanne and Roussanne blends created in the rare whites of Hermitage, Crozes and St Joseph.
Jean Orens Ferraton founded his own vineyard in 1946 in the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage appellations. In 1994 Samuel Ferraton formed a partnership with neighbour Michel Chapoutier. This new synergy brought biodynamic vine-growing practices for the Ferraton vineyards and established a high quality for all the estate wines. The house style is for sublime elegance and complexity throughout.
The vineyards of this producer are predominantly located in the Northern Rhone and are cultivated along organic principles. This wine is made from Syrah vines, grown on soils of alluvial deposits in the districts of Mercurol and Beaumont-Monteux. Intense cherry red colour with aromas of small red fruits and blackcurrants. A very round wine on the palate leaving hints of cherry and raspberry. Crozes was the wine that the Aussies attempted to mimic a couple of decades ago when they entered the market with warm climate Shiraz.
The Syrah vines are grown on soils of alluvial deposits in the districts of Mercurol and Beaumont-Monteux. Intense cherry red colour with aromas of small red fruits and blackcurrants. A very round wine on the palate leaving hints of cherry and raspberry.
Excellent with game and rich casseroles, peppered steaks or strong cheeses.
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