Chateau Ferran Saint-Pierre Bordeaux Superieur 75cl 12.5% abv
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. At least three weeks of maceration time, stainless steel and concrete vats, spontaneous fermentations with wild yeasts, with temperature-controlled fermentations (not above 20 degrees Celsius). Longer vinification for the reds results in fewer lees. Regular pigeage and batonnage reduce the lees so they mostly dissolve or turn into sediment before bottling. Fining is sometimes carried out with clay-based methods although this process is very rare.
20% of the vinified juice is aged in small oak barriques (mix of old and new) while the rest is aged in concrete or steel tanks (both for 6 to 8 months). Bottling is done with a minimal sulphur dose to ensure proper conservation during transport (very necessary for international shipping). 45 mg / btl max (usually much less).
Youthful red with bright ruby color. It’s brilliant and beautiful in appearance. On the nose there are violets and red and black berries with hints of cherry and pepper spice. The wine is medium to full bodied and round on the palate. Ripe tannins and a mineral note linger on the long finish.