2017 Ferraton Cornas

 

$64.99

From the winery:

“The land and the people who tend it share the same history. A history which grows from generation to generation. At the origin, one man, Jean Orëns Ferraton. Vigneron, and son of a vigneron. A region basked in sun, the Rhône Valley. It was 1946. The story begins. Michel, his son, inherited the same passion. He decided to give a new dimension to his father’s vineyards. The first Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph Ferraton were brought into the world. A close friend of the Ferratons’, Michel Chapoutier, brought his know-how. In 1998, the vineyards were converted to organic viticulture, then certified. Before embracing the culture of bio-dynamics. An audacious step, for innovative and strong perspectives.”

Critical acclaim:

“95 points.

“Pure, unadulterated cassis and blackberry extend from nose to finish in this intensely concentrated Syrah. it’s rich and glossy but shaded by hints of dark earth, granite and leather. Ripe, integrated tannins seem coated in cocoa powder and chalk.” – Wine Enthusiast

“95 points.

“Its black/blue color is followed by lots ofpepper, saddle leather,black fruits and crushed rocks, and it has fabulous purity, ripe tannin and nicely integrated acidity.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“95 points.

“Lively, with a bramble note amid the core of steeped raspberry and blackberry fruit, giving this a juicy and grippy feel. Extra licorice root, sweet tobacco and roasted apple wood accents fill in throughout. A modern take on Cornas that doesn’t neglect the savory side.” – Wine Spectator

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