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In the middle of the XVIII century, the property belonged to Gabriel Ferrière, illustrious member of the court of Louis XV. It remained in the family until 1914, when it was sold to Armand Feuillerat, the owner of Chateau Marquis de Terme, another Grand Cru Classé of Margaux.

From 1952, the property was rented and the operations were directed by Alexis Lichine. The wine was vinified at Chateau Lascombes. In 1988, the Villars family bought the vineyards and the château, but the long term rent only ended in 1992. The family then took over the operations of the vineyard and winemaking.

With its 10 hectares of vineyards, Chateau Ferriere has the smallest property of the Grands Crus Classés in 1855. Today, Claire Villars is at the origin of this revival. She works with the greatest fineness and succeeded to reveal in her wine the exceptional terroir of Chateau Ferriere.

The weather conditions were particularly favorable to the growth of the vine and the good ripening of the grapes. The hail storm of May damaged 15% of the total area of the vineyards of Bordeaux. The plots were more or less damaged according to their location. The consequence was a decrease in the production. July and August had high temperatures and a lot of sunlight. This weather carried on in September with alternate cool nights and warm days. These conditions were ideal for the ripening of the grapes. The harvest of merlot began in mid‐September. The berries were very aromatic and tasty with a high concentration of sugar and anthocyanins and low acidity. The harvest of the cabernet sauvignon began at the beginning of October.

The color is dark purple. On the nose, there are notes of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and red berries but also floral. On the palate, it reveals some elegance with a nice balance and acidity.