EARL Charles 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.
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
After only a few vintages 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.
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
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
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier
2017: 100% Viognier