History and Background
Located in the heart of the Margaux appellation, Château Ferrière boasts a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. The estate was established by Gabriel Ferrière, a well-known huntsman and wine broker of the time. Over the years, the property has seen various ownerships but has always remained within the Ferrière family. Today, Claire Villars Lurton, a descendant of the founder, manages the estate, ensuring that the traditions and standards set by her ancestors continue to thrive.
Vineyards and Terroir
Château Ferrière's vineyards are uniquely positioned in Margaux, benefiting from the appellation's exceptional terroir:
Soil Composition: The vineyards are characterized by their deep gravel soils, which provide excellent drainage and contribute to the finesse and elegance of the wines.
Grape Varieties: The estate primarily focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc.
Wine Style and Production
Château Ferrière is celebrated for producing wines that are:
- Known for their elegance, aromatic complexity, and depth, reflecting the unique terroir of Margaux.
- Crafted with a meticulous approach, both in the vineyard and the cellar, resulting in wines that are both authentic and of the highest quality.
The winemaking philosophy at Château Ferrière emphasizes respect for the land, with sustainable practices being employed to ensure the vines are in harmony with their environment.
Château Ferrière's wines have consistently been lauded for their quality and representation of Margaux terroir. As a classified Third Growth of the 1855 Classification, the estate's commitment to traditional winemaking and its deep connection to its terroir have solidified its reputation as a top-tier producer in Bordeaux.
Château Ferrière stands as a beacon of excellence in the Margaux appellation. With a history spanning several centuries and a commitment to producing wines that are reflective of their origin, Château Ferrière offers wine enthusiasts a taste of Bordeaux's rich heritage and the elegance of Margaux. For those seeking wines that embody the essence of Bordeaux, Château Ferrière is a touchstone of quality and tradition.