FERRATON PÈRE & FILS, LIEU-DIT LES EYGATS 2018
Red wine

Ferraton Père & Fils, Lieu-Dit Les Eygats 2018

RRP £42.94

The one bona fide négociant to make it into the list, Ferraton – somewhat in the shadow of its parent Chapoutier up in Hermitage – has always shone with this particular cuvée. Les Eygats is one of the most northerly sites, 80% terraced and with southeastfacing vines, as befits the shape of the Cornas amphitheatre. Damien Brisset has coaxed delightful, almost floral aromatics from the wine; behind that, there is plenty of red, black and blue fruit and a deft acid/tannin management that belies, or maybe underlines, the fact that the wine is already relatively approachable but also capable of great age.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2023 - 2033

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Cornas AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Simon Field MW

UK Stockist