Discover the Wonders of Gabriel Ferrière
Gabriel Ferrière founded this property in the 18th century and is first cousin, Jean later expanded the estate. After his death, his widow Marie Commet bought the property and in 1988, Jacques Merlaut bought the vineyard. The Margaux appellation is the richest in classified Grand Cru in Medoc.
The Exceptional Terroir of Gabriel Ferrière
The vineyards lie in the town of Margaux. The soil is composed of deep Garonne gravel and limestone marl. The richness of the soil allow the production of wines of exceptional quality. The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cot, Carménère, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon grows in the majority of the vineyard and gives the wine its powerful structure, aromatic bouquet, and great aging potential. Merlot is used in the blends to bring roundness to the wines. The vineyard contains 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The vinification process of The Château Ferrière takes place in oak and concrete tanks. The wines are then matured between 18 months in French oak barrels and develop complex flavours of fruit and spices. It is a true blend of great elegance, freshness and fine tannins. Gabriel Ferrièr vineyards and winery have recently converted to biodynamic practices and are certified by both Demeter and Biodyvin.
Wine Tours and Tastings at Gabriel Ferrière
The team of Gabriel Ferrière will gladly welcome you for a visit and a wine tasting. They also offer the opportunity to taste some of their greatest vintages or taste wine & chocolate pairings. Be sure to book an appointment in advance.