Château Ferrière 2006

$74.95
Out of stock
SKU
2042-2006

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• Domaine: Château Ferrière
• Appellation: Margaux
• Classification: Third Growth, 3ème Grand Cru Classé
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

For those value-oriented customers who want to experience all the elegance a great Margaux wine has to offer without spending a pretty penny, Château Ferriere is a property worth noting.  Château Ferriere was one of the more obscure Classified Growths in the Médoc, largely due to their decision to opt out of the négociant system for several years and sell their wines directly to French restaurants.  Production was small, and there wasn’t a lot of wine to sell.  This is  starting to change, however.  Under the leadership of the ambitious Claire Villars Lurton, Château Ferriere has turned around in quality and viticultural practices, making the Third Growth property a hidden gem for bargain hunters.

Château Ferriere was named after Gabrielle Ferriere during the second half of the 18th Century.  Gabrielle was a courtier in Bordeaux in charge of shipping, and the estate has a legacy of several generations Ferrieres working in the shipping trade. Just after World War II, Château Ferriere leased their vineyards to Alexis Lichine of Château Prieure Lichine and Château Lascombes. The wines were made in the cellars of both properties until Château Ferriere was acquired by Bernadette Villars.  Bernadette had a daughter, Claire Villars who was the granddaughter of Jaques Merlaut -- a member of one of the biggest negociants in Bordeaux, The Tallain Group.  One of the more prestigious properties managed by the Tallain group is Château Gruaud Larose. Claire was studying in Paris to get her doctorate in physics and chemistry when tragedy struck, and her parents passed away in a hiking accident in the Pyrenees.  She returned home to Château Ferriere and took over the family business of managing the estate.

The property started as a tiny 8 hectares and has now expanded to 24 hectares of vines.  The walled-off vineyard sits directly in the heart of the village of Margaux.  In the gravely, sandy soil that is typical of this appellation, the vineyards are planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.  Vines are almost 50 years of age on average, and the vineyard was 100% Organically Certified in 2015.  Château Ferriere also acquired their Demeter Certification of biodynamic viticulture in 2018, demonstrating an impressive level of commitment to vineyard management.  Since then, this property has grown from one of the greatest underachievers in the Médoc to an excellent value-driven wine.

The wines are fermented in temperature-controlled wood and concrete vats for about 20 days before spending time in barrel and bottle.  Château Ferriere has entered the négociant market at last, and their wines are sold on a larger scale than ever before.  Production here is so small that these wines do sell fast. Due to their smaller size, the property hasn’t achieved the international recognition of some of the larger Classified Growths with the production capabilities to support demand.  Quality continues to increase, and the wines are known for their supple, elegant, silky finesse – making them a great option for any Bordeaux buyer on a budget.  


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Stock Status Out of Stock
Appellation Margaux
Vintage 2006
Brand Chateau Ferriere
Shipping Weight 3.000000

 

Margaux is well known for its prime location in the Haut-Médoc subregion on the Left Bank along the Gironde estuary, which provides a temperate maritime climate and ideal conditions for grape cultivation. The cultivation of vines and wine production in Margaux can be traced back to Roman times. However, during the Middle Ages, the wine industry in Bordeaux began to take shape, and centuries later, Margaux continued to build its reputation as a premier wine appellation throughout the 20th century. 

Margaux is known for its diverse and complex terroir, with gravelly, sandy, and clay-rich soils. The gravelly soils provide excellent drainage and heat retention, particularly favorable for the ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, the primary grape variety grown in Margaux.

Margaux is celebrated for producing elegant and refined red wines. These wines are often described as having a delicate and perfumed character, with aromas of blackcurrant, violets, and other red and black fruits. They are known for their balance, finesse, and exceptional aging potential.

The appellation gained international recognition for producing some of the world's finest wines. Its namesake champion, Château Margaux, was named in 1855 as one of the original First Growths (Premiers Crus). In addition, Margaux is home to these classified estates: Château Palmer, Château Rauzan-Ségla, Château Rauzan-Gassies, Château Durfort-Vivens, Château Lascombes, Château Brane-CantenacChâteau Giscours, Château Kirwan, Château d'Issan, Château Malescot St.-Exupery, Château Cantenac Brown, Château Desmirail, Château Ferriere, Château Marquis d'Alesme, Château Boyd-Cantenac, Château Prieuré-Lichine, Château Marquis de Terme, Château Dauzac.

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