2015 Ferraton Pere et Fils St. Joseph La Source Blanc

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$26.95

"A light honeyed edge adds intrigue to the core of apricot, yellow apple and star fruit flavors, while heather and salted butter notes fill in on the finish. Provides opulence without sacrificing freshness. Drink now through 2019. 800 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"The St Joseph releases are also brilliant. White peach, browned butter, crushed rocks and white flower notions all emerge from the 2015 St Joseph la Source Blanc. This 100% Marsanne cuvée is a flat out great value. Just bottled in July, with medium-bodied richness and notable freshness, drink it over the coming 4-5 years.

The quality (and number of cuvées) from this estate continues to soar, and this is easily the finest lineup up of wines I’ve tasted from this team." (WA)

Winery Notes:
MATURING:
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.

TASTING:
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.