A great Bordeaux,
Grand Cru Classé de Saint - Emilion
Wine Tourism :
stay a little longer at Chateau de Ferrand
- Managing the 32-hectare Ferrand estate involves putting human expertise at the service of nature, and not the other way around.
Led by Gonzague de Lambert, the Ferrand team includes winegrowers who have been present for many years and who have acquired extensive knowledge of “their” estate.
Work in the vineyard is guided by two main objectives: ensuring optimal quality of the grapes harvested and adopting a sustainable approach to phytosanitary protection.
- A cartographical survey of the soils and sub-soils paired with a plot-by-plot oenological study has allowed the estate to develop a suitable replanting plan.
The density of plantation is rapidly rising, with already more than 7,000 vines per hectare.
Château de Ferrand does not have a standardised approach to managing the vineyard; methods are selected on a plot-by-plot basis, with each plot tended differently according to its own unique potential and characteristics (soil, grape variety, planting year, etc.).
- Herbicides have not been used on the estate for more than a generation now and Château de Ferrand is now Terra Vitis certified.
At harvest time the ripeness of the grapes is monitored and analysed in detail, but the final decision on the harvesting date is based on a tasting of the grapes.