2007 Domaine de Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2007 Domaine de Ferrand  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

The nose, with its licorice, cherry, black raspberry, herb and wild strawberry profile is beautiful. On the palate, the wine is rich, full, deep and with darker fruit than expected. Lush and long, with ample, silky, ripe, but not overripe fruit in the finish, this is in its sweet spot.

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Vibrant ruby in color, the wine pops with aromatics of kirsch, jam, charcoal, licorice and pepper. Richly textured, the sweet, fresh, strawberry, and black raspberry notes are pure and precise. Expressive, lively and supple, this is really singing at the top of its lungs today. This is a super wine in a really nice style.

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De Ferrand Domaine Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine de Ferrand, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine de Ferrand can be decanted for about 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine de Ferrand is usually better with 3-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-15 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine de Ferrand with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine de Ferrand is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine de Ferrand is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine de Ferrand is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

The white wine of Domaine de Ferrand is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine de Ferrand produces wines from vines they own in the Cotes du Rhone and in the Cotes du Rhone Villages appellations: Cuvee Antique, Cuvee Antique Vieilles Vignes, Cuvee des Demoiselles and Cuvee la Ferrande.