Chateau La Croix Ferrandat is owned by the Union de Saint-Emilion, by far the largest producer on the right bank. Robert Villepigue – an agricultural engineer from Saint Emilion was the driving force behind this very innovative idea in Bordeaux in the early part of the 20th Century, of establishing a cooperative cellar in Saint Emilion. So, during the 1930s economic crisis, he brought together 6 winegrowers to create the Saint Emilion cooperative. The project became reality in 1931, and the first cooperative in Bordeaux made their first wine in 1932. The cellar's main role was to unite several vineyard estates in order to share the means of production, winemaking, and sales. Today, the Union de Producteurs represents slightly more than 12% of the entire Saint Emilion AOC. Over the years, the Union de Producteurs de Saint Emilion has worked hard to perfect the quality of their wines. The quality of this particular St Emilion give both the proof and evidence of their efforts.
This wine is made using 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernets
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Chateau La Croix Ferrandat 2015 - fiche technique