Thursday, July 10, 2008

2006 Ferraton Père & Fils Côtes du Rhône Samorëns

This white Rhone blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette was produced from organic, biodynamically farmed grapes.

The aromas were initially closed but after some violent swirling I must have made the wine seasick so it coughed up some very nice flowery honeysuckle and pear aromas.

On the palate the flavors were also initially tight but with some air time and swirling they turned really generous: Peach, peach pit, pears, with a pleasing apricot-like tartness and good, crisp acidity. There was a good balance between the full, rounded fruit flavors and the minerals and acidity that made for a great contrast. A minerally aftertaste trailed off fairly quickly.

This made for some nice drinking in our already too-hot June! At $12.99 from Domaine 547, this easily deserves two thumbs up. Well worth a purchase!

Here's the matching YouTube video (click here if you can't see it below):




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