Chateau Ferriere Margaux Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles
Chateau Ferriere followed the Bordeaux tradition of taking its name from the original owners that founded the Bordeaux wine property in the second half of the 18th century. Chateau Ferriere left the original families hands in 1914 when it was sold by Henri Ferriere to Armand Feuillerat. Feuillerat was already popular in the Bordeaux wine trade at the time, because he also owned Chateau Marquis de Terme, which like Ferriere, was located in the Margaux appellation.
Following World War 2, Alexis Lichine who owned a part of Chateau Prieure Lichine, as well as a percentage of Chateau Lascombes leased the Bordeaux wine vineyards. He began producing and selling the wine. By the time the 20th century was closing, Chateau Lascombes and Chateau Ferriere were both sold again. Lascombes went to Colony Capitol and Ferriere was purchased by Jacques Merlaut. Merlaut also owned Chateau Gruaud Larose, Chateau Chasse Spleen, Chateau Citran, Chateau La Gurgue and Chateau Haut Bages Liberal in Pauillac.
The daughter of Jacques Merlaut, Bernadette Villars eventually assumed responsibility for Ferriere. This success, was marred by tragedy when Bernadette and her husband perished in a hiking accident in the Pyrenees. Claire Villars runs all the family Bordeaux wine properties today including Chateau Ferriere.
The 8 hectare Bordeaux wine vineyards of Ferriere are based on deep Garonne gravel with chalk in the soils. The vineyard of Chateau Ferriere is planted to 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot with vines that average 35 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density typical of the Left Bank at 10,000 vines per hectare. Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats for about 20 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wines are aged in 60% new French oak barrels for about 18 months. There is a second wine, Les Remparts de Ferriere.
Wine Tasting Notes
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2011 Château Ferrière
From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% new oak, the wine is aged in 40% new oak. Light ruby in color. The wine offers earth and cherry notes. Medium-bodied, the wine ends with a lightweight red berry and cherry finish. 86-88 Pts
87 points - Tasted Apr 19, 2012982 Views
2009 Château Ferrière
With an herb, earth and cassis nose, this medium bodied, soft textured blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc is a lighter, bright, red fruit dominated style of Margaux wine that will drink well young.
88 points - Tasted Jan 29, 20122628 Views