Pessac-Léognan AOC Château Ferran
The appellation Pessac-Leognan, appeared in 1987, is quite recent, but the region itself has a long wine-making history. Red wine from this region was better known as claret from 12th to 15th century, when Aquitaine was under English rule.
The predominant grape is Cabernet Sauvignon but Merlot and Cabernet Franc are also used in the blend, with small amounts of Pretit Verdot and Malbec. Typical flavours are blackcurrant and cedar, and the wine is often described as earthy. It is traditionally served with roast lamb, but will suit well ham, game or beef dishes.