Château Moulin de Ferrand Entre-deux-Mers
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Delicious, well-balanced, organically-grown Bordeaux blanc made by some really great people
- The pricing here is impossible to beat
Varietal Composition: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Gris (percentages vary depending on vintage)
Elaboration: The harvest is destemmed and crushed before a natural cold settling. Traditional winemaking in stainless steel tanks with fermentation at a low temperature. The wine then goes through a post-fermentation maceration on the lees.
Tasting Notes: Floral and citrus aromas on the nose. The mouth is balanced with mineral notes, round, clean with lots of freshness. A beautiful aromatic and crisp 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.