Located at the heart of the Margaux appellation, Chateau Ferriere boasts origings that hark back to the 18th century. The acquisition of this 3rd Grand Cru Classe by the Villars family in 1988 marked the beginning of its renaissance. Under the leadership of Bernadette and then her daughter, Claire, two successive generations of women are at the helm of this Left-Bank property.
Chateau Ferriere produces fine Margaux wines from a 24-hectare vineyard. 95% of the vines are located on the Margaux plateau, in the heart of the appellation, which is made up of deep gravel upon limestone marls. A rigorous mass selection is carried out from a third of the vineyard, which dates from the 1950s, to conserve the biodiversity of the former grape varieties (Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc). Château Ferrière was certified in Organic Farming (AB) in 2015 and in biodynamics in 2018 (Demeter and Biodyvin).
Vinification and aging
Vinification by plot. Alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts, along with a pump-over of half a volume every day for gentle extraction. 3 weeks of maceration. Aged for 18 months in barrels (40% new, 40% second-fill barrels) and in ovoid vats and amphorae (20%).
Cabernet Sauvignon (81%)
Petit Verdot (5%)
Cabernet Franc (1%).
This Margaux wine offers an alluring freshness and a great elegance. Persistent, the palate harmoniously blends a beautiful tension with particularly fine tannins.