Château Ferran

Named after Robert de Ferran, who was solicitor at the Bordeaux parliament, Château Ferran was once owned by Montesquieu, man of letters and philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It has now been owned by the Beraud-Sudreau family for five generations.

The estate's limestone, clay and gravel soils are planted with merlot and cabernet sauvignon for reds while the white vineyards are planted with 55% semillon and 45% sauvignon, with vines averaging 20 years of age.

Fermented in barrel after cold-skin maceration, the wine is then matured in oak barrels, with stirring of the lees, and bentonite fined before light filtration and bottling. Denis Dubourdieu and Christophe Ollivier are the consultant oenologists working alongside Philippe and Ghislaine Lacoste, who have been managing the estate since 1999. They have invested heavily in the vineyards and the cellars.