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2016 - 2017 Château de Ferrand 'Le Different' Merlot | Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux | Rouge

2016 - 2017 Château de Ferrand 'Le Different' Merlot | Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux | Rouge

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Personal Note from David

Château de Ferrand (opened in 1702) is my personal favorite vineyard in the famous Bordeaux region of Saint-Émilion. I have visited multiple times, each time bringing friends from home or Fat Tire Tours staff.  No one has ever left disappointed. 

In fact, this was the first wine I imported to the USA, and the genesis for David's Wine Cellar.  I make this order once a year in time to arrive for the colder fall and winter temperatures.  It is an excellent wine to accompany hearty winter meals, around a camp fire, or in the mountains.  In short, I love it - and so do many of our friends.

Vintage Descriptions

The wines listed here are the Château's excellent second production called 'Le Different'. These vintages are intended to be consumed at a younger age.  Their 2016 - 2017 Le Different vintages are listed here.

Their 2006 - 2011 vintages, when the Château earned the mention of 'Grand Cru', are listed here

In 2012 the Château earned the mention of 'Grand Cru Classé'.  This is the highest rating possible, and their 2012 - 2016 grand cru classé vintages are listed here.



Wine Description

From the Château:  It is a product of the same terroir and the same commitment to quality as Ferrand’s first wine.  It can be enjoyed young, and embodies a finesse and aromatic elegance that make it a wine for all seasons and occasions.


Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon


25-30 minutes

Serving Temperature

62 degrees


Beef, Lamb, Game (venison), Mature and Hard Cheese, Rich Chocolate Desserts