Over four centuries, Château de Ferrand, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé has only been owned by two families. The second owner, Baron Bich, acquired the vineyard in 1978. In 2005 his youngest daughter, Pauline, and her husband, Philippe Chandon Moet (of the legendary Champagne house), took over the management of the estate. They are dedicated to using sustainable agriculture to produce food friendly wines. All of the wines they produce, including Le Différent de Château de Ferrand, are stunningly elegant. Due to Philippe’s influence some Bugundian techniques are incorporated into the otherwise traditional Bordeaux wine making. Le Différent de Château de Ferrand is a blend of 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose the wine is rich with red cherry fruit, pepper, and the perfume of violets. The palate is a rush of pure, sweet, cherry fruit and precise, polished tannins. This is a compact elegant wine. It won the Gold Medal at Bordeaux 2013.
Food pairings include satay, bak chor mee, wanton mee, braised goose web.