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2017 Ferraton Père et Fils "Samorens" Côtes du Rhône Blanc

SKU #1441542 91 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Samorens Blanc checks in as a mix of Roussanne, Viognier and Clairette brought up in stainless steel. It's fresh, vibrant, and crisp, yet has plenty of heft in its peach, tangerine, and citrus aromas and flavors. With bright acidity, outstanding balance, and a great finish, drink it over the coming 2-3 years.  (8/2018)

James Suckling

 Spiced-apple, pear and green-melon aromas lead to a palate that has straightforward, crunchy, bright, crisp texture. Nice and fresh, simple white for immediate drinking.  (7/2018)

K&L Notes

Josh Raynolds writes: "I continue to be highly impressed with the work being done here by winemaker Damien Brisset, who, along with the entire Ferraton team, has the unenviable task of operating in the shadow of owner, Maison Chapoutier, and its indefatigable leader, Michel Chapoutier. Despite the status of Chapoutier here, operations are self-directed and the wines show a different style than those produced at Chapoutier. They display plenty of depth and power, to be sure, but the overriding trait of this set of wines is energy rather than richness. The Ferraton wines don’t seem to get the attention they deserve, which makes them relatively easy to track down in some markets, for now. There’s a new, casual restaurant on the Ferraton premises in Tain l’Hermitage, which sits right on the bank of the river and offers a tight, appealing menu of excellent snacks and dishes for great prices. Of course there’s plenty of wine on offer, too."

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/19/2019 | Send Email
Ferraton is really over delivering in the QPR right now. This wonderful white is pure white peach, lilies and wet stones. Lovely texture, clean and fresh nose, I can think of fewer whites that would make such a great aperitif. Also great with creamier richer dishes as this has just the right amount of acidity to cut through it.

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