"Peach, apricot and quince flavors, backed by a bright honeysuckle- and heather-infused finish"
Review for 2015 vintage
Domaine Ferraton was founded in 1946 and has for decades enjoyed a good reputation. In 1998 Michel Chapoutier became involved and lent his expertise, buying the property outright in 2004 but running it separately from the rest of the Chapoutier estates. Since his arrival and the building of a new winery, and with Damien Brisset in charge of winemaking, "quality has surged" (Suckling). Les Mandouls is a tiny, granite soil vineyard within the legendary Condrieu appellation. Only 350 cases are made each year (in a good vintage!). It's a steep, beautifully positioned vineyard, facing south/southeast, with all work carried out by hand. Stainless steel vats for fermentation and no malolactic ensures superb purity of fruit. A symphony of Viognier.