2018 - Ch Ferran Blanc Pessac-Léognan
Colour
White
Producer
Château Ferran
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2020 - 2026
Case size
6x75cl
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2018 CH FERRAN BLANC PESSAC-LÉOGNAN - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Château Ferran
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2020 - 2026
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £94.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2019,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2018 Ferran Blanc offers a lovely combination of citrus, orchard fruit and lifted floral notes, with a hint of reduction that adds character. One of the more open-knit whites of the year, the Ferran Blanc will drink well right out of the gate. There is plenty to like in this inviting white from Ferran.

Producer

Château Ferran

This noble château was originally owned by Montesquieu, the famous philosopher (who was remarkably a viticulturalist as well) in the 18th century. The château, however, was given its name by Robert de Ferran, a later owner who was a parliamentary lawyer in Bordeaux. In 1999, it was purchased by the Lacoste family who invested heavily in the vineyard and chai. They took advantage of the château's soil rich limestone-clay-gravel soil to produce both a red (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon)and white wine (Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc). The King of Bordeaux Blanc, Dénis Dubordieu, works as their consulting oenologist.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.