Your Sommelier is very proud to partner with this small estate, one of the greatest references in Northern Rhône - and definitely one of your favourites! Created in 1946 by Jean Ferraton, it has been acquired by the famous Maison Chapoutier in 2004. They have magnified its exceptional potential by granting them full autonomy, while giving advice and helping on winemaking techniques. All their vineyards are now biodynamic, meaning no chemicals are used on soils or plants and farming practices are based on respecting the environment.
"The quality at this tiny Hermitage-based estate continues to increase in almost every vintage. Run by the team at Chapoutier since the early 2000s, they release a large number of cuvees (mostly negociant), yet their estate releases are made in tiny quantities, are all extremely high quality, and continue to represent screaming values." Jeb Dunnuck in The Wine Advocate
Ferraton's most recognised wines are from their historic parcels in Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage. They also elaborate beautiful wines in other appellations, from an entry-level Côtes du Rhône to some upmarket Cornas and Côte Rôtie.