This flagship cuvée is a blend of the best parcels of the Fuissé amphitheater. The average age of these vines is 40 years, subsoils vary from granite, schist, sand, limestone, marl and clay. Vinification is done by parcel in both casks and tanks according to the nature of the musts. Aging is 10 months, partially in barrel, with the ultimate assemblage getting additional refinement in stainless steel tank for 7 months prior to bottling.

Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage was memorable for the extreme challenges it posed to growers. The defining event was a hard freeze in April which lasted several days, and the subsequent dramatic reduction in harvest volumes. Added to this were cool and wet summer conditions which required constant vigilance. The delayed harvest eventually yielded tiny volumes of pristine grapes which express a vibrant and energetic purity.
Tasting Note
Notes of jasmine, verbena and lime, and a mouthwatering palate with saline minerality, are lent structure by a long, fresh finish in the wines from this bright vintage.
Food Pairing
Pair with all seafood cuisines, whether grilled, sauteed or raw. Also recommended with vegetables in butter or cream sauces.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.29
ACIDITY: 4.16 g/l
ABV: 12.79%
AGING: 10 months in barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • This is the flagship of Domaine Ferret, the ambassador for the appellation
  • 2021 was the smallest harvest ever recorded at the winery
  • This wine is the result of constant vigilance and work in the vines
  • This is a product of numerous detailed and judicious decisions made in the cellar

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
On-Line Assistant
Ask the Expert
We look forward to hearing from you! Please choose a subject from the options below and let us know your name and email address before adding your message.