Crozes Ermitage `le Grand Courtil` 2008
- Rhone Valley,
- Northern Rhone
- Domaine Ferraton Pere et Fils
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Full 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.
Made from 100% Syrah vines grown on plots of clay and limestone as well as granite soils in the village of Mercurol. Aged in oak barrels, the wine shows a brillaint red, with ripe red fruit and leather notes. On the palate there are jammy red fruits with leather tones and delicate tannins.
Aged in oak barrels, the wine shows a brillaint red, with ripe red fruit and leather notes. On the palate there are jammy red fruits with leather tones and delicate tannins.
Ideal with pot roasted game, beef casserole and meatballs.
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