Château Ferrière

2014 is a surprise vintage and a great success! Spring was early and Summer was temperate and humid until late August. The vine had a long growing season and late maturity. These conditions mobilized teams and imposed a hard work in the vineyards for its protection. At the end of August, the heat and sunshine came back permanently in our area for almost 60 days! Optimal conditions for an ideal and steady ripening with warm days and cool nights. We observed an outstanding maturity of the tannins and all indicators showed a great vintage with a concentration of polyphenols, a good level of acidity and sugars and a beautiful freshness of the fruit. The harvest took place from September 23rd to October 8th. The resulting wine has a nose combining minerality, fruit and complexity. On the palate the Margaux style is present with its balance, great elegance, freshness and fine tannins.

The nose expresses aromas of black and ripe berries (blackcurrant and blackberries) and floral notes. A beautiful freshness, neatness and aromatic precision. On the palate, the texture is harmonious, with wrapped and fine tannins. The fruit give a very pleasant style and accompanies the wine in its length.  A beautiful classic vintage.

 

 

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2014
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
51 % cabernet sauvignon, 41 % merlot, 2 % cabernet franc et 6% petit verdot
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
700 g/plant
Traditional - Organic farming
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
61 % cabernet sauvignon, 31 % merlot, 2 % cabernet franc and 6 % petit verdot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
Les Remparts de Ferrière
7 to 25 years
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Bettane & Desseauve
17,5
James Suckling
92/93
Decanter
17
Neal Martin, the wine advocate
90/92

The climatic conditions of 2013 were difficult. Heavy rainfall will remain anchored in our memories.

However, the months of July and August were particularly beautiful and hot. What saved the vintage.

This vintage is full of subtleties, wrested from nature by precision and rigor in the work. They are moderately strong but soft and elegant.

The cabernet sauvignon are the backbone of the blend. They were harvested ripe without any vegetal notes.

As for the merlot, they are unfortunately not present after a heavy sagging comparable to the vintage 1984.

The nose enhances aromas of plum, tobacco and red fruits. It is elegant. On the palate the fruit persists with a complement of black fruits. The tannins are ripe and the finish is long.

This is a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2013
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
57 % cabernet sauvignon, 34 % merlot, 3 % de cabernet franc et 6 % petit verdot
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
700 g/plant
Traditional - Organic farming
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 24 % merlot, 1 % cabernet franc and 10 % petit verdot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 20 years
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Vinum
16,5
René Gabriel
16
Neal Martin, the wine advocate
87 / 89

In 2012 , Spring was particular difficult and the weather became  favorable from mid-July. Indeed, the winter was very cold and dry , with a significant rainfall deficit . The Merlots sagged and their yields were low. The control of fungal diseases were possible thanks to the prophylaxis and healthy vines. Finally, the favorable temperatures in July helped to recover the delays. And the rains of September drove to the evolution of the skin and accelerated the ripening.

The distribution of the bunches on the plant ( low yields ) and the sane status of the vineyard, added to a rigorous sorting of the berries were capital to optimize the quality of this difficult vintage. The  Merlots had a remarkable flesh and the Cabernets Sauvignon were both sweet and rich of elegance.

The very thin nose shows some blackcurrant, vanilla and fresh flowers.

On the palate, we find ripe fruits and  also the typical nice freshness of Château  Ferrière coming with a beautiful velvety structure. With a rich and rounded volume, a remarkable elegance and all of this going with balance, this wine has great potential.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2012
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 5% de cabernet franc
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
700 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
19 to 24 days
68 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 2 % cabernet franc
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
Les Remparts de Ferrière
10 to 30 years
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Vinum
18
James Suckling
90 / 91
René Gabriel
17
Decanter
16,75
Wine Enthousiast
91

Winter and Spring were dry. Since the beginning, climatic conditions predicted an early vintage. The water deficit worsened a little more up to July and the high temperatures in June made the vine suffered.  The Merlot sagged after flowering because of these unusual dryness and heat.

2011 experienced unusual weather conditions that ultimately benefited many Cabernet Sauvignons. The grapes had a very good concentration of phenol compounds and very elegant tannins. The challenge of this vintage was a very strict sorting of the grapes. However, there is a lower yield (- 10%)  due to the weather, and the berries were rather small with a thick skin.

The resulting wine has both the power and the     elegance.  Nice freshness on the nose and palate. The tannins are firms but silky.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2011
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 5% de cabernet franc
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
19 to 24 days
60 % cabernet sauvignon, 36 % merlot, 4 % cabernet franc
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 30 years
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Vinum
18
René Gabriel
17
Jancis Robinson
16,5
Neal Martin, the wine advocate
90 / 92
Le Point
16
Gilbert & Gaillard
94
Gault et Millau
16,5
Wine Enthousiast
91

Overall, the winter of 2010 was cold and dry, thus causing a late start to the vegetation. A warm spring then led to a fast and uniform bud bursting. The flowering of cabernet sauvignon was also rapid thanks to a perfect weather (hot and dry). However, some rains would cause the sag of the merlot.  The berries changed color rapidly but the maturation was slow and steady through the warm days and cool nights. Finally, the grapes were harvested in ideal weather conditions at their optimal   maturity. At the approach of the harvest, the level of maturity of the compounds reflected the exceptional weather conditions of 2010. This vintage rises to the level of the great vintages of reference (2000, 2005 and 2009). The wines are very colorful, powerful, with an excellent   balance of acid / alcohol / tannin. The maturity is exceptional, especially as regards the accumulation of tannins, sugars and aromatic freshness. It is a great year with an excellent aging potential.

A great vintage that will rub its big brother the 2009, without flinching. It differs by its very right style .
The nose expresses notes of raspberry, cassis and spices. The tannins are still firm but ripe and tasty. The wine has precision and a good length. 
The harmony between power and finesse.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2010
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 5 % cabernet franc
45 ans
10 000 plants/ha
700 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 21 days
60 % cabernet sauvignon, 38 % merlot, 2 % cabernet franc
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
45 000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 40 years
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Vinum
19
Decanter
17
René Gabriel
17
Neal Martin, the wine advocate
90
Gault et Millau
17,5
Wine Enthousiast
91
Le Point
16,5 / 17

The weather conditions were particularly favorable to the growth of the vine and the good ripening of the grapes. The hail storm of May damaged 15% of the total area of the vineyards of Bordeaux. The plots were more or less damaged according to their location. The consequence was a decrease in the production. July and August had high temperatures and a lot of sunlight. This weather carried on in September with alternate cool nights and warm days. These conditions were ideal for the ripening of the grapes. The harvest of merlot began in mid-September. The berries were very aromatic and tasty with a high concentration of sugar and anthocyanins and low acidity. The harvest of the cabernet sauvignon began at the beginning of October.

They had a good acidity and the concentration of tannins was equal to the one of 2000 and 2005.

The color is dark purple. On the nose, there are notes of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and red berries but also floral. On the palate, it reveals  some elegance with a nice    balance and acidity.

Still young, he will prove in a few years.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2009
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 5 % cabernet franc
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
58 % cabernet sauvignon, 38 % merlot, 4 % cabernet franc
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
55  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 40 years
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Wine spectator
90 / 93
Revue du Vin de France
16,5 / 17,5
René Gabriel
18
Le Point
16,5 / 17
Gilbert & Gaillard
92
Decanter
16 +
Bettane & Desseauve
16,5
Wine Enthousiast
92

2008 is the seventh consecutive year when the winter was dry. It led to an early stop of the growth and the lengthening of the ripening stage.  At the beginning of April, the temperatures were negative, which    resulted in frost-bitten plants and a late budburst.

On May 28th, a violent hail storm affected southern Margaux and it caused serious crop losses. The rains of early June thwarted the flowering and those of mid-August made the winemakers feel blue.  All these climatic events foreshadowed a poor harvest. But fortunately, the late season was dry with alternate hot days and very cool nights. These conditions were to save this vintage thanks to a slow and steady ripening of the grapes. They could then be harvested at an optimal maturity with an excellent concentration of tannins.

 

 The nose has nice aromas of red and black fruits (cherry). The nose is pretty elegant. In mouth, the tannins already start getting supple with roundness and freshness.

A fruity, precise and balanced wine was produced and without austerity. Nature has given this vintage more power and elegance.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2008
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
55 % cabernet sauvignon, 40 % merlot, 5% de cabernet franc
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
55 % cabernet sauvignon, 40 % merlot, 5 % cabernet franc
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
55  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 35 years
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Decanter
16,5
Le Point
16,5 / 17
Revue du Vin de France
15 / 16
Jancis Robinson
16 +
Neal Martin, the wine advocate
90
Vinum
17
René Gabriel
17

The Winter was mild and dry, which forecast an early year. The month of April was particularly hot, with high and unequalled temperatures in 60 years.
The weather conditions of July and August were bad. On the other hand, September was unusually hot and dry. It was difficult to obtain a perfect ripening of the tannins for the merlot. However, their excellent sanitary state allowed them to reach the maturity expected. The cabernet sauvignon took full advantage of this beautiful late Autumn and the grapes were very ripe with fine tannins and concentrated in sugar, which was often superior to the merlots.

The vintage has a shining and clear color. The nose has notes of coffee beans and liquorice. In the mouth, a nice acidity brings a freshness and the tannins starts getting supple. Nice structure. They have the character of pleasant wines in their young period but with a capacity to age properly thanks to the tasty tannins, the sign of a positive evolution.

 

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2007
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
55 % cabernet sauvignon, 40 % merlot, 5% de cabernet franc
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
55 % cabernet sauvignon, 40 % merlot, 5 % cabernet franc
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
50  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 25 years
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Decanter
16
Revue du Vin de France
15 / 16
Le Point
16

The temperatures recorded in 2006 were above average. The winter was cold and the deficit of water limited the development of fungal diseases. A warm and dry Spring allowed to catch up the slight delay of the budburst. Indeed the flowering was quick and uniform at the end of May. The color change was due to early Summer temperatures which were above the seasonal averages.

Cooler temperatures in mid-August were made up for by good weather in September. This provided a nice end of maturation.

2006 is a classic vintage. The color is very clear and shining. Today, it has aromas of blackcurrant leaf, cherry and liquorice. The palate is dense with volume and fine tannins which need time to get supple. A long and flavoured finish.

The wine has a complex bouquet of ripe black fruits (blackcurrant and elderberry), leather, minerality, blond tobacco and slightly truffled. The attack is silky like the structure. The tannins are present, ripe and wrapped. The wine is tasty and generous. On the palate, the aromas of spices complete those of the black fruits. The whole is balanced and powerful.

 

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2006
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
16 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
45 years
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
72 % cabernet sauvignon, 28 % merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
50  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 25 years
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Decanter
4*
Jancis Robinson
16,5
René Gabriel
17
Le Point
16

The Winter was cold, very dry and unfavourable to the development of diseases. There was little rain. The budbursting and the flowering were quick and regular due to a hot and dry weather; especially during Summer when the recorded rains were less than normal.

The vegetal growth was steady and early. The vineyard was particularly healthy.

This excellent ripening favoured the concentration of sugar and of phenol compounds. In spite of an early deficit of water, the vine was able to extract from the deep gravels soil the necessary water for its harmonious development.

The 2005 vintage has produced a wine with an outstanding balance.  The beautiful color is purple, dark and shiny. The nose is still very reserved and elegant with notes of black fruits and blond tobacco.  The palate is powerful and structured, giving the impression of a great freshness. The final is long and elegant.

The powerful and structured mouth leaves an impression of freshness. The finish is long and elegant. We feel the potential to come.

To drink between 2014 and 2030.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2005
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
15 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
45 years
9 100 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 26 days
73 % cabernet sauvignon, 27 % merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
50  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 40 years
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Wine spectator
91
René Gabriel
18
Decanter
5*
Le Point
17
Jancis Robinson
16

Winter and Spring were pretty dry and that favoured the deep rooting of the vine. Recorded rainfall of Winter was below the average of the last 30 years and the low level of groundwater caused drought but without water stress.

The ideal weather conditions in June encouraged the flowering and it resulted in a generous harvest.  The ripening was homogeneous. From late August to September, the alternation of cool nights and sunny days allowed a slow and steady maturation, which is the characteristic of a classic vintage.

The grapes were harvested at a perfect maturity. The result is a rich, elegant and balanced vintage.

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The vintage gave a very interesting balance with a lot of fruit and freshness. The wine is complex, dense and very refined. 

This vintage mixes the generosity of 2000 and the tannic and aromatic complexity of 1996 and 2002. 2004 will definitely be a reference vintage.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2004
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
12 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
45 ans
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
45  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 30 years
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René Gabriel
18
Wine spectator
89 / 91
Vinum
17
Bettane & Desseauve
16

2003 will be remembered as the year of a Summer heatwave. It was a very early vintage but with a low harvest.

The long and consistent flowering took place in late May and was one to two weeks early. June was marked by scorching temperatures and violent storms with occasional hail. July and August were hot and the grapes changed color heterogeneously.

The harvest began on September 11th and the choice of the date was a compromise between the high sugar content, the low acidity and the ripeness of the tannins and aromas. The heat wave continued in      September with some rain at the beginning of the month, which     weakened the merlot.

However, the wines were relatively colorful and powerful.

This vintage is surprisingly well balanced and apt to age long.

 

The color is dark. The nose is open, it contains notes of caramel. The attack is full. The palate is balanced with toasted, liquorices notes and an amazing freshness.

To drink in 10-30 years.

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2003
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
12 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
40 years
10 000 plants/ha
800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
77% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
50  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 30 years
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Wine spectator
89 / 91
Decanter
4*
Le Point
16,5
Jancis Robinson
16,5
Gault et Millau
17,5
Vinum
16

The Winter was dry and the recorded rainfall was below 300 mm regarding to the seasonal one. An early hot and dry Spring triggered an early flowering. But heavy rains affected the yields while causing shatter and millerandage. This also contributed to the aeration of the bunches of grapes.

August was stormy with 49 mm of rainfall in one day. This stimulated an early and uniform ripening.

Ideal weather conditions with sun and heat, ensured an optimal maturation of the grapes. The sanitary status of the harvest was good.

 

A great vintage, which is close to 1986 and 1996 (other great vintages for cabernet sauvignon). It has a nice balance, which is supported by a frame of fine and tasty tannins. It offers a good ripeness of the aromas and of the tannins.

Its concentration forecasts a good capacity in ageing.

The 2002 seems like a return to a more traditional wine that has made the reputation of the Margaux appellation.

 

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2002
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
12 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
45 years old
10 000 plants/ha
600 to 700 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
75 % cabernet sauvignon, 25 % merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
40  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 30 years
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Le Point
17 / 17,5
René Gabriel
17
Revue du Vin de France
HHHH
Gault et Millau
17
Vinum
17

The winter was very rainy and the good climate conditions came back in May. This enabled a fast and uniform flowering in early June. There were plenty of bunches. The heat of August erased the heterogeneity recorded at the time when the color of the grapes changed.

The significant drop of the temperatures at the beginning of September facilitated the concentration of sugar and acidity. The merlots were quite pretty and the cabernets sauvignon were very concentrated in tannins but with a relatively low extractability. In spite of the good quality of the     merlot, they remain under the quality of 2000.

The cabernet sauvignon reached a perfect phenolic ripeness despite the coolness of early September. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the wine had a very good balance.

This is a classic vintage of very good level.

 

The color is dark red. The nose has aromas of cherry, red fruits and tobacco. The attack is full, soft and fleshy. A lot of freshness with liquorices aromas and a long final.

To drink within 10 and 15 years.

 

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2001
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
12 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
45 years old
10 000 plants / ha
700 to 800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
18 to 24 days
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
50  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 35 years
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Wine spectator
91
Decanter
3*
René Gabriel
17
Wine Enthousiast
93

The mild Winter led to the development of mildew. The bad weather of Spring had caused a late flowering. Until July, the weather was poor with storms and low temperatures.

Then, the climate changed with extremely high temperatures and very little rain, which was ideal for the perfect ripening of the grapes.

Overall production was moderately plentiful but the quality was homogeneous. Merlot was the most successful.

The 2000 vintage has a remarkage ageing  capacity due to an unusual concentration of tannins.

This is an exceptional vintage.

 

The color is deep. The nose is elegant and fluid with aromas of black truffle, mocha and tobacco but it is still fruity.

The attack is beautiful. It is a powerful wine with long, elegant and fresh tannins. The wine is very elegant.

To drink after 20 years. It will need decanting.

 

<div>Château Ferrière</div> - 2000
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Gérard FENOUILLET
Jacques BOISSENOT
12 hectares
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
45 years old
10 000 plants / ha
700 to 800 g/plant
Traditional-Integrated wine growing management
Hand picking
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
16 t 26 days
70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
50  000 bottles, including the second wine
Les Remparts de Ferrière
5 to 40 years
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Wine spectator
93
René Gabriel
18
Le Point
Revue du Vin de France
16
Vinum
17
Neal Martin, the wine advocate

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Les Remparts / La Dame de Ferrière

Spring was early and Summer very temperate and humid until late August. The grapevine had a long growing season and a late maturity. These conditions have mobilized teams and imposed a hard work in the vineyard to protect it.
At the end of August, the heat and sunshine returned permanently in our area for almost 60 days! Optimal conditions for an ideal and steady maturation were gathered with warm days and cool nights. An outstanding maturity of the tannins was observed with all indicators for a great vintage: grapes rich in polyphenols, a good level of acidity and sugars and a beautiful freshness of the fruit.
The harvest took place from September 23rd to October 8th. 

2014 is a great success and the vintage gave a wine with a nice balance.

It reveals aromas of red and black fruits (cherry, plm, blueberry, blackberry) and freshness.

The tannins are ripe and wrapped. It is a fleshy and fruity vintage in the pure style of Margaux

Margaux
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Eric BOISSENOT
10 000 bottles
Gravely and sandy
25 years
under organic certification (obtained in 2015)
hand picking
in stainless steel and concrete thermo-regulated vats
44 % cabernet sauvignon, 48 % merlot and 8 % petit verdot
12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of new barre
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The climatic conditions of 2013 were difficult. Heavy rainfall would remain anchored in our memories. However, the months of July and August were particularly beautiful and hot. What saved the vintage.

This vintage is full of subtleties, torn from nature with work of precision and rigor. They are moderately powerful but soft and elegant.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape variety in the blend. As for the Merlots, their yield was low because of heavy sagging comparable to 1984.

A nose full of freshness, pleasant and bright. A fairly fine and soft wine on the palate.

The fineness of the tannins makes the wine almost already pleasant to drink.

Margaux
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Eric BOISSENOT
10 000 bottles
Gravely and sandy
25 years
under organic certification (obtained in 2015)
hand picking
in stainless steel and concrete thermo-regulated vats
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 35 % merlot
12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of new barrels
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2012 experienced a difficult weather with a dry and cold winter. Prophylaxis and the equilibrium of the vines played an important role in controlling fungal diseases. The weather became more favorable from mid-July. And from that date, all delays had been caught up thanks to the high temperatures of August. And finally, the rainfall of September favored the evolution of the skin and accelerated the ripening of the grapes.  We started harvesting on October 1st and end on October 10th, 2012. The distribution of the bunches on the plant (low yields) and the sane status of the vineyard, added to a very precise sorting, were capital this year to maximize the quality of this vintage. Merlot quickly showed a remarkable pulp. When the Cabernet Sauvignon, they didn’t disappoint us and were faithful in our land of Médoc. They are soft and rich of elegance. The vintage will be powerful, soft and digest. 2012 is a very good vintage.

The vintage gave a fresh, fruity and fine wine. Aromas of red berries, cassis and cherry. We have the same fruits on the palate.

The persistency is long with volume. The wine has a nice structure with wrapped, riped and fine tannins.

It is an elegant and balance wine in the very classic style of Margaux.

 

Margaux
Claire VILLARS LURTON
Eric BOISSENOT
10 000 bottles
Gravely and sandy
25 years
under organic certification (obtained in 2015)
hand picking
in stainless steel and concrete thermo-regulated vats
58 % cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot and 2% petit verdot
barrique en chêne français pendant 12 mois
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