Crozes Hermitage "Le Grand Courtil" 2011 - Ferraton Père & Fils


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 CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Ferraton Père & Fils
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Crozes Hermitage
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry
 
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.
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Clay, limestone, granite, gravel
Location: Left bank of the Rhône River (South exposed)
Age of vines: 20 years
Harvest: Manual
Maturing: Stainless steel vats
Ageing: 12 to 14 months in oak barrels (25% new)
Alcohol: 14%
 
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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Crozes Hermitage "Le Grand Courtil" 2011 - Ferraton Père & Fils

Crozes Hermitage "Le Grand Courtil" 2011 - Ferraton Père & Fils

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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