Discover the 2022 Primeur
The Primeurs Week 2023 has come to an end!
As a real highlight for all the Bordeaux winemakers, it took place from the 24th to the Friday 28th of April. The En Primeurs Campaign is an exclusive sale for La place de Bordeaux: it allows wine traders to pre-order wines of the last vintage that are still in barrels. The shipping will take place two years after the bottling of the wine. This year, the focus was on the vintage 2022, one of the greatest ever produced in Bordeaux!
At Château de Ferrand Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, the first tastings took place from the 5th of April. In total, we welcomed more than 250 people from all around the world – from the USA to Taiwan, Islande or Abu Dhabi. Our guests were able to enjoy the visit of the property, the Primeur tasting and a diner in the Orangery of the Château.
An exciting week full of meetings and discussions around this great vintage!
Vintage 2022 in few words…
The 2022 vintage was globally marked by good climatic conditions.
Beginning of April, two particularly intense episodes of frost threatened the region but thanks to its elevated position, the Ferrand vineyard was spared.
During the very hot and dry summer, the Ferrand vineyards were not significantly affected by water stress. Indeed, the plant was suitably supplied with water thanks to Ferrand’s unique clay-limestone terroir, that absorbed the rain water in the winter.
The vines demonstrated their resilience, the result of soil tilling and leaf canopee management work performed throughout the year.
Harvesting for the 2022 vintage began on the 5th of September (first time in the property’s history!) and was completed on the 5th of October, making a total of 13 harvest days spread out over the course of a month. Extraordinary weather conditions, with warm days and cool nights, allowed us to take our time with the harvests in order to obtain optimum maturity.
Château de Ferrand 2022 blend is 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Franc. It is a dynamic, expressive wine with a very good balance: a faithful reflection of the limestone terroir of Château de Ferrand. 2022 marks the second year of Château de Ferrand’s organic conversion.
Discover some scores of Château de Ferrand 2022