For several generations, the Ferraton Père & Fils estate has been advocating a viticulture that respects both the vines and people and produces wines that highlight the potential and aromatic finesse of great appellations such as Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu.
The house watches over an exceptional vineyard that has been certified in organic farming since 1998 and Demeter in 2010.
The "Le Grand Courtil" wine from Ferraton Père & Fils comprises a selection of parcels from vineyards located in the Crozes-Ermitage appellation. This wine is made from over 20-year-old vines and rests on clay-limestone soil on the lower part of the slope, and granite and gravel on the upper part.
Vinification and ageing
Following the harvest, the grapes are completely destemmed. The wine is vinified in concrete vats for around 4 weeks, with pumping over and punching down to encourage optimum extraction. The wine is aged in oak barrels - 20 to 30% of which are new - for 12 to 14 months.
Ferraton Père & Fils' Grand Courtil 2017 is a 100% Syrah.
Clear, with an intense ruby colour.
The nose blends fragrances of very ripe red berries with hints of leather.
The palate is long and reveals aromas of jammy red fruit and vanilla wood. The tannins are tight while maintaining a great finesse.