Féraud-Brunel

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
Year founded:
1998
Owner:
Laurence Féraud, André Brunel
Winemaker:
Laurence Féraud, André Brunel
Organic:
Organic
Importer:
Martine's Wines

Basic Info

Féraud-Brunel is a promising negociant enterprise that began in 1998 with the partnership between Laurence Féraud and André Brunel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Brunel is best known for Les Cailloux and Féraud is known for Pegau. Given their significant contacts in the southern Rhône Valley, their goal is to purchase wine from old, established, primarily Grenache vineyards. What sets this venture apart from other negociants is that it is run with the savoir-faire of truly exceptional winemakers working in perfect partnership. Before the harvest, they work in the same manner as on their estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, setting the yields and farming practices, and closely following the ripening and sanitary taste of the grapes. The fermentation of each wine is adapted to the qualities of the terroir, and when they feel the moment is right, they bring the wines to their cellars in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. After a period of aging that marries the expression of terroir with a hard core of ripe fruit, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration.