A red wine from Cornas with great purity
Syrah red wine produced in the appellation of Cornas, the Cornas Place-dit "The Eygats" of Ferraton Père & Fils benefits from vineyards planted on a hill with an altitude of 300 meters, made up of "gore": decomposed granite. The ageing of the wine is carried out in oak barrels (10% in new barrels), over an average period of 12 to 14 months, depending on the vintage.
The "Les Eygats" 2016 of Ferraton Père & Fils boasts an intense ruby colour with violet tones. On the nose, combining purity and depth, this wine gives off aromas of ripe fruit, such as raspberry and blackcurrant. The palate is consistent with the nose, blending purity, depth and minerality. Some flavours of ripe berries, spices and Morello cherries also appear before a long and persistent finish.
Attention, this comment will be brought into question as the wine evolves naturally over time.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This south-facing parcel in the north of the Cornas appellation is always among the last to be harvested. Maturing in 15% new oak (a mix of barriques and demi-muids), the 2016 Cornas Lieu-Dit Les Eygats features aromas of crushed stones and cassis. Full-bodied and concentrated, it's reserved on the palate, adding notes of vanilla and savory spices on the lengthy finish.