Ferraton Père et Fils is a small family-owned business that operates independently but under the Chapoutier expertise and finance. This range is an hommage to Jean Orens Ferraton’s father Frédéric Reverdy.
After spending 12 months in oak, this Crozes Hermitage has still plenty of red fruit and blackcurrant aromas on the nose. The palate is intense with ripe red fruit flavours and smooth tannins.
Bright violet color. Lucid dark berry and floral aromas are complemented by spice and mineral notes that build with air. Clean and energetic in style, offering juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors, a hint of olive and a late hint of spicy cracked pepper. Finishes gently sweet, tannic and quite long, leaving a note of violet pastille behind. (85% concrete and 15% neutral oak)- 91 pts Josh Raynolds, Vinous
The entry-level wine from Crozes is the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage La Matinière , which was aged a year in used oak. It offers a Côte Rôtie-like perfume of spring flowers, bacon fat, raspberries, and toasted spices to go with a medium-bodied, seamless, fleshy, undeniably delicious style. Despite plenty of upfront charm, it has solid tannins as well and will keep for 5-7 years- 90 pts Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com