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With summer well and truly underway, we thought an offer on some excellent Rhone white wines was the order of the day. We are therefore very excited to offer the simply gorgeous wines by Ferraton Pere et Fils, from the Rhone Valley. We have been big fans of these delicious and in comparison to big names in the appellation very good value wines, for a few years now.

The quality from the Rhone Valley has been amazing for a number of years with hardly a bad vintage on record since 2000 (according to Wine Advocate), with only 2002, 2008 and 2013 not making the grade.
Certainly the last 4 vintages (2015 - 2018) have been hailed as exceptional by the critics and 2019 is looking just as good.
Josh Raynolds (

“The Ferratons have access to some of the best vineyards in the region, and certainly get the most of them, as these unadorned 2018's and 2017’s prove. Made by the extremely talented Damien Brisset, these are, in my estimation, the best wines ever here, while pricing has yet to catch up.” 

With a range that extends to 13 different wines and terriors, we are focusing on the White wines for the summer, which includes single vineyards and also some wonderful blends of my favourite grapes (Roussanne, Marsanne), from the top to the bottom of the Northern Rhone Valley.

We have featured critical reviews from James Molesworth at Wine Spectator which have been nothing short of glowing. Additionally we have included Jeb Dunnuck's scores (previously writing for Wine Advocate) and Josh Raynolds ( for a considered view and scoring even higher in all but one review!

The sad reality is the production of Rhone Whites are very low, especially compared to Reds, with some wines not making it across the channel and this is reflected in the minuscule number of cases produced by

Jeb Dunnuck

“This tiny Northern Rhône estate continues to produce a colossal lineup of wines.
While they pull from top estate terroirs around Hermitage and the Northern Rhône, they also have a large négoçiant line that’s loaded with value” 

The considerable selection of Ferraton wines are split into 3 ranges :-

Signature or Tradition (brown cap) -  The Signature underlines the extraordinary qualities of our Rhône appellations. Showcasing the best of this authentic terroir using, in most cases, biodynamic methods.

Lieux-Dits (green cap) - Goes beyond expressing the unique characteristics of the key appellations of the northern Rhône, to showcase the particular qualities of some of the finest vineyard sites in the region.
These wines highlight the diversity of terroirs available to the Ferraton winemaking team.

Selections Parcellaires (silver cap) - Produced in tiny quantities from biodynamically farmed vineyards, these wines are the ultimate expression of individual plots on the hill of Hermitage. Rare and with much critical acclaim, they feature amongst the finest wines of the appellation.

All these wines will cellar well but with so little available, Rhone white lovers will need to grab a case while they can. All at the best prices in the UK for 6 case formats.
James Molesworth (Wine Spectator)

“Ferraton Père Fils owned by Michel Chapoutier but operated independently, has quietly asserted itself in recent vintages. Under winemaker Damien Brisset, the domaine is turning out compelling wines without the limelight of the region’s better known producers, while delivering some relative value” 
2018 Côtes du Rhône Samorens (Signature)

60% Grenache, 40% Clairette

Essentially clay and limestone
After pressing, the must is cold settled for 48 hours. Fermentation temperatures are controlled.
In vats without malolactic fermentation. Early bottling at the end of winter.
c.5000 cases produced
Winemakers Tasting Notes

Colour : bright, pale gold colour
Nose : aromas of ripe white fruit (white peaches), aromas white flowers with hints of toast.
Palate : complex wine with a good acidity. Very round, very mineral.
£ 114.00 per 12 (75cl) bottles (IB)


James Molesworth
(Wine Spectator) - 87 pts

"Fresh and floral, with honeysuckle, quinine and white peach notes laced with a subtle quinine thread on the finish. Drink now."
2018 Saint-Joseph La Source (Signature)

100% Marsanne

Slightly acid granite on the right bank of the Rhône on the foothills of the Massif Central.
After pressing, the must is cold settled for 48 hours.
Only the indigenous yeasts are used for the fermentation which occurs at temperatures ranging from 18 to 20°C.
A small part of the wine is fermented in oak barrels, the rest remains in stainless steel vats. The two wines are blended before bottling in the spring following the harvest.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Colour : pale yellow colour with green tints.
Nose : mineral, with a gunflint note (characteristic of granite).
Palate : round attack, then expression of the wine’s mineral side. Floral and honeyed finish.
£ 105.00 per 6 (75cl) bottles (IB)


Josh Raynolds
( - 93 pts

Light, shimmering yellow. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and pit fruits and succulent flowers, along with a vibrant mineral overtone. Juicy and sharply delineated in the mouth, offering intense orange, pear nectar and honeysuckle flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Smoothly combines power and delicacy and finishes on a building mineral note, showing impressive energy and persistence. Raised in an 85/15 combination of cement tanks and neutral demi-muids.
2018 Condrieu Les Mondouls (Signature)

100% Viognier

Granite sub-soil with alluvial deposits at the surface.
South to South-East facing.
After pressing, the must is cold settled for 48 hours. Only the indigenous yeasts are used for the fermentation which occurs at temperatures ranging from 17 to 21°C.
There is no malolactic fermentation in order to give the wine a maximum of aromatic freshness. 80% of the wine is aged in stainless steel vats and the rest in 600 litre barrels (demi-muid) to achieve the purest fruit aroma possible and the purest minerality possible.
Only 400 cases produced.
Winemakers Tasting Notes

Colour : pale gold colour with silver tints.
Nose : very intense aroma of tropical fruit: pineapple, lychee. Very fresh.
Palate : pure, very long, aromas of white peaches and tropical fruit.
£ 174.00 per 6 (75cl) bottles (IB)


James Molesworth
(Wine Spectator) - 93pts

"A ripe, mouthfilling version, offering waves of creamed apricot, glazed peach and dried quince flavors, with a late flicker of honeysuckle giving the finish some lift."
2017 Hermitage Les Miaux (Signature)

100% Marsanne

Clay and limestone subsoil with alluvial soil and pebbles at the surface.
Terraces of round pebbles and granite.
After pressing, the must is cold settled for 24 hours.
Only the indigenous yeasts are used for the fermentation which occurs at temperatures ranging from 17 to 21°C.
After fermentation, the wine is aged on fine lees (partly in oak barrels, partly in vats). The ageing lasts about 10 to 12 months depending on the vintage. 
Only 200 cases produced
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Colour : bright, green gold colour with golden tints.
Nose: complex, aromas of quince, pear and honey.
Palate: rich wine, aromas of honey, very ripe fruit (peaches, apricots), very long lasting wine.
£ 213.00 per 6 (75cl) bottles (IB)


James Molesworth
(Wine Spectator) - 94 pts

"This is smoldering in feel, with tobacco and warm earth notes leading the way, followed by steeped raspberry and plum reduction accents. Judicious toast takes a back seat, letting loam and mesquite elements play out on the finish."
Just one final case available with the UK agent
£ 216.00 per 6 (75cl) bottles (IB)

2016 Ermitage Le Reverdy (Selections Parcellaires)

50% Marsanne, 50% Roussanne

The wine comes from two plots: les Beaumes (limestone and alluvial soil) and le Méal (terraces of round pebbles). South, south-east facing.
After pressing, the must is cold settled and then put into barrels (228 litre barrels and 600 litre barrels, 30% new) for the alcoholic fermentation.
The malolactic fermentation and the ageing are made in barrels. The wine is aged on fine lees in barrels for 10 to 12 months (depending on the vintage). 
Only 130 cases produced
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Colour : bright, golden straw colour.
Nose : aromas of ripe fruit (yellow peaches, apricots), hints of toast.
Palate : full-bodied, rich and complex wine. Very long lasting wine.
Aromas of peach, cinnamon, toast, vanilla. The oak is very well integrated.
£ 357.00 per 6 (75cl) bottles (IB)


James Molesworth
(Wine Spectator) - 94 pts

"A ripe, languid style, with a creamy display of melon, fig, pear and quince flavors gliding through, backed by brioche and shortbread notes on the long, caressing finish. Flickers of matchstick and hazelnut in the background add intrigue."
2019 Cotes du Rhone Samerons

Additional Wine Data

Joe Czwerinski (Wine Advocate)
87 pts

2018 Saint-Joseph La Source

Additional Wine Data

Jeb Dunnuck - 91 pts

Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate)

"There’s a dizzying array of wines to taste at Ferraton. Each typically does offer something different from the next"
2018 Condrieu Les Mondouls

Additional Wine Data

Josh Raynolds - 93 pts

Jeb Dunnuck - 94 pts

2017 Hermitage Les Miaux

Additional Wine Data

Jeb Dunnuck - 95 pts

2016 Ermitage Le Reverdy

Additional Wine Data

Jeb Dunnuck - 96 pts

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Domaine Ferraton Pere et Fils
Based in the heart of Tain l’Hermitage, Maison Ferraton was founded in 1946 by Jean-Orëns Ferraton, the scion of a family of vignerons with a small holding in Hermitage. His ambitions were cemented with the purchase of vineyards in Saint-Joseph. Expansion of the family business continued at pace under his son Michel, who during the 1960s increased the family holdings in Hermitage and bought vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage.
In 1998, family friend Michel Chapoutier became involved in the business and this coincided with growing ambitions for Ferraton. Their own vineyards were converted to organic and biodynamic farming methods and they also introduced a negociant arm to the business, with grapes sourced from partner growers, to extend the house’s offering to include classic appellations from the length of the Rhône Valley. Ferraton’s winemaker Damien Brisset has an approach to winemaking that is best described as a blend of the traditional and the modern. For fermentation, temperature-controlled cement vats play a major role, with a number of different sizes in use to enable small parcels to be vinified separately, allowing for greater expression of individual terroirs. Unlike stainless steel tanks, cement allows the exchange of air without imparting the pronounced oak flavours and tannins that come from wood. For the red wines, pre-fermentation maceration periods range from two to four weeks, depending on the wine. For the more delicate whites, malolactic fermentation is avoided to preserve freshness in the finished wines. All of the wines are bottled unfined.