Château Moulin de Ferrand Bordeaux Rosé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Located in the southernmost Bordeaux area, this family owned vineyard (55 Ha) is certified organic and stretches out on the slopes of Saint-Michel-de-Lapujade.
- These estate vineyards are renowned for its magnificent terroir (clay and limestone soils) and produces beautiful Bordeaux and South-West of France wines
Varietal Composition: 60% Malbec 40% Merlot
Elaboration: The grapes are directly pressed after picking. A cold settling at 8°C (46°F) after 24 hours, followed by a cold stalling for 15 days. Then its slow fermentation process produces this Rose wine that is kept on fine lees until bottling.
Tasting Notes: Pink and shinning rosé. Its fresh nose develops notes of red fruit flavors such as raspberry. In mouth, the attack is pleasant and tonic, the wine is clean, fresh with long, fruity finish.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (then Queen of England) ordered monks to plant the first vines on this 72 hectare estate in 1150. The property stretches over the right bank of the Garonne river across the hillsides of Saint Michel de Lapujade, and benefits from the mild and humid air that rises up from the sea and travels down the Garonne valley.
Pierre Boissonneau purchased the property in 1839, and descendants Christian, Pascal, Phillippe, and Nico have transformed it into one of the best places in Bordeaux for value driven organic wine. Moulin de Ferrand has long been a staple for us here at Grape and if you aren’t yet familiar with these it is about time you climb aboard the train.