Ferraton Père & Fils Ermitage Blanc "Le Reverdy" 2015 (Northern Rhone, France) - [WA 96] [WS 95] [VM 93]

Ferraton Père & Fils Ermitage Blanc "Le Reverdy" 2015
(Northern Rhone, France) - [WA 96] [WS 95] [VM 93]

Regular price $120.00 Sale price $99.97 Save $20.03

WA96 WS95 VM93
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About the wine:

GRAPE VARIETY: 50% Marsanne, 50% Roussanne. The vines are about 30 years old.

SOIL: A wine is produced from two plots: les Beaumes (limestone and alluvial soils) and le Méal (terraces of rounded pebbles). South, south-east exposure.

VINIFICATION: After pressing, the must is cold settled then put into barrels (228 litre barrels and 600 liter barrels, 30% new) for the alcoholic fermentation.

AGEING: The malolactic fermentation and the ageing are made in barrels. The wine is aged on fine lies in barrels for about 10 to 12 months depending on the vintage.

TASTING: Colour: bright, golden straw core. Nose: aromas of ripe fruits (yellow peaches, apricots), toast. Palate: full-bodied, rich and complex. Very long lasting wine. Aromas of peaches, cinnamon, toast, vanilla. The oak is very well integrated.


Points and Reviews:

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"More backward, concentrated and closed, yet just loaded with potential, the 2015 Ermitage Le Reverdy is—I suspect— the finest white I’ve tasted from this estate. Coming from the Beaume and le Méal lieux-dits and an even split of Marsanne and Roussanne, brought up in a mix of stainless steel and demi-muids, it has full-bodied richness, a liqueur of rocks-like aromatic profile, integrated acidity and sensational purity. It will have two decades or more of life.

The quality (and number of cuvées) from this estate continues to soar, and this is easily the finest lineup up of wines I’ve tasted from this team." - Josh Raynolds (May 2018)

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Rich yet refined, with creamed yellow apple, white peach and melon flavors supported by bright honeysuckle, chamomile and acacia notes. Lush and rounded along the edges, but with an inner freshness that carries this easily through the finish. Marsanne and Roussanne." 130 cases made, 30 cases imported.

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"Bright straw-gold. Aromas of poached pear and yellow peach are complicated by orange zest, honey and floral nuances. Sappy and broad in the mouth, offering ripe, mineral-laced orchard and pit fruit flavors, along with a suggestion of orange zest that adds bite on the back half. Clings with excellent tenacity on a long, chewy finish that leaves behind subtle floral and honey notes. (Drink between 2022-2030)" - Josh Raynolds (May 2018)