Coming from a single parcel, "Le Grand Courtil" is one of Ferraton's most famous cuvées, and played a big role in the domain's recognition. This wine really impressed us with intense flavours of ripe red and black fruit, some notes of toast, vanilla on the palate, with silky tannins...
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Coming from a single parcel, "Le Grand Courtil" is one of Ferraton's most famous cuvées, and played a big role in the domain's recognition. This wine really impressed us with intense flavours of ripe red and black fruit, some notes of toast, vanilla on the palate, with silky tannins in the background. A wonderful, really complex and high-end Crozes Hermitage. Possibly our favourite this week!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Ferraton Père & Fils
Appellation: Crozes Hermitage
Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: 100% Syrah
Drink from now to 2021
Open 2 hours before and and decant it.
Serve at 16-18°C
Food pairing: Roast partridges with baked apples.
Soil: Clay, limestone, granite, gravel
Location: Left bank of the Rhône River (South exposed)
Age of vines: 20 years
Maturing: Stainless steel vats
Ageing: 12 to 14 months in oak barrels (25% new)
|What experts say|
91. "The selections parcellaires in 2011 are all superb. In the case of the 2011 Crozes-Hermitage Le Grand Courtil, it also represents a solid value. Classic Northern Rhône Syrah, it offers loads of meatiness and bacon-laced notes as well as ample raspberry, blackberry and earthy underbush-like qualities on the nose. Medium-bodied, lightly textured and lively, with the vintage's approachable nature, it is sexy red to drink over the coming 7-8 years."
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A wonderful Côte-Rôtie here, we simply love it. Made of 100% Syrah, it develops flavours of red and black fruit, subtle spices and violet. Length of the finish is really striking, with a few complex notes of truffle, leather and toast. A beautiful bottle, already delicious now but which can age perfectly if you are able to forget it in your cellar!
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