St. Joseph 'La Source Blanc' Domaine Ferraton 2008
Overlooking the river in the Rhône Valley, Domaine Ferraton was established in 1946 and has been a fine example of the regions viticulture ever since. Now run by Samuel Ferraton, the 4th generation of the family to take the helm, the estate produces wines displaying exemplary structure with elegant fruit flavours and a tasteful hint of new oak. Samuel employs a system which is very much a marriage between traditional techniques and more modern methods, many of which were learned during his spell under the tutelage of the frères Chapoutier, an indication of just how highly regarded Samuel’s winemaking skills are by those at the very top of the business.
Mineral, with a gunflint note on the nose (which is characteristic of the granite soils the vines grow in). Round on the attack, with a honeyed and floral finish.