Domaine Ferrand

EARL Charles Bravay
Philippe Bravay
Chemin de St-Jean, Quartier Le Gres, 84100 Orange.
Tel. +33 490 342 606
Direct sale: Yes, but make an appointment to be sure.
Mail: domaine.ferrand@club-internet.fr

 

When Philippe's father Charles Bravay ran the domain an offical name of the domain was not needed as he sold nearly all the production in tank to negociant. In legal documents the domain was just named EARL Charle Bravay (Charle is French form of Charles). 
In 1995 Philippe took over from his father. He kept the compagny name but when he from 1997 started to bottle most of the wines he choose Domaine de Ferrand as the name of the wines. The name Ferrand is not refering to a family member but to a name connected to the place since many years back.
The estate covers 5,5 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape. The vines were planted in 1910 and 1930 at the two lieux-dits Cabrières and La Gardiole both located in the northern part of the appellation. Around the property lies a further 10 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The three cuvées of Cotes du Rhone from the domain are very different but so are the prices and you will find a very reasonable relation between price and quality.
After only a few vint
ages of Chateauneuf du Pape Philippe Bravay's wines were highlighted by
The Wine Advocate: 2005: 95 p. (Retasted by JD in 2015) 2007: 98p. 2012: 95p.

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape
2016: 90% Grenache and a mix of other allowed varieties.

Cotes du Rhone Mistral
2016: 55% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 5% Vaccarese. 
Vines are less than 30-years-old


Cotes du Rhone
Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes
2015: 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache Blanc.

Cotes du Rhone La Ferrande
2015: 100% Syrah aged for a year in barriques. Only wine aged in barrels.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier
2017: 100% Viognier




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Philippe and Mireille Bravay at the domain 2009
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Philippe and Mireille Bravay at Les Printemps 2018


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