2000 Ferraton Père et Fils "Les Miaux" Hermitage (Previously $60)

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The story of Ferraton really begins with the 1998 vintage when family friend Michel Chapoutier (one of the godfathers of the Rhone Valley) added his know how to this family run operation by helping convert the winery to bio-dynamics. Ferraton shows a commitment to the future and making subtle wines of perfume, elegance and balance. Hermitage is one of the premier appellations in the Rhone Valley and the wines almost never sell for south of $50. Recently, we came across the 2000 vintage in one our supplier's warehouse and it is drinking beautifully. We made them an offer on the remaining inventory where we could sell this for only $35. The wine has been cellared impeccably and is an absolute steal. The "Les Miaux" is sourced from two different sites: one is Les Dionnières which is clay and limestone subsoil and the other is Le Méal which is terraces of round pebbles. This wine has subtle earthy nuances, with a perfume or lavendar, szechuan peppercorns and black currants. It has started to enter its second phase of maturity with wonderful integration and layers of underlying flavors and a smooth polished finish. This is a wine that will drink well now and should continue to drink well for several more years. There is only a limited supply of this wine and you never know when an opportunity to get bottle-aged Hermitage at this price will happen next! (Keith Mabry - K&L Hollywood)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/21/2011 | Send Email
Perhaps one of the best deals in our store regardless of the category, however, we are talking Hermitage here! Perfectly ready to drink now although it will still hold for some years. Very classic nose of white pepper, lavender, black currants, coffee beans, with some earthy undertones. Very good indeed!

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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
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Alcohol Content (%): 13