In the middle of the XVIII century, the property belonged to Gabriel Ferrière, illustrious member of the court of Louis XV. It remained in the family until 1914, when it was sold to Armand Feuillerat, the owner of Chateau Marquis de Terme, another Grand Cru Classé of Margaux.
From 1952, the property was rented and the operations were directed by Alexis Lichine. The wine was vinified at Chateau Lascombes. In 1988, the Villars family bought the vineyards and the château, but the long term rent only ended in 1992. The family then took over the operations of the vineyard and winemaking.
With its 16 hectares of vineyards, Chateau Ferriere has one of the smallest property of the Grands Crus Classés in 1855. Today, Claire Villars-Lurton is at the origin of this revival. She works with the greatest fineness and succeeded to reveal in her wine the exceptional terroir of Chateau Ferriere. The vintage is certified organic and is in the process of certification in biodynamics.
Deep gravels on limestone substrate
51 % cabernet sauvignon, 41 % merlot, 2 % cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot
10 000 plants/ha
Fermentation on skins 19 to 24 days
Traditional in concrete and wooden vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots
67 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 3 % petit verdot
In oak barrels during 18 months. 40 % of new oak
PRESS AND REVIEWS
James Suckling - 93/94 Jancis Robinson - 17
Wine Enthousiast 93 / 95 Decanter - 92
Bettane& Desseauve - 17 / 17,5 Neal Martin - 92 / 94,5