The estate of Ferraton Père et Fils was founded in Tain l’Hermitage, in France’s northern Rhône region, in 1946. A shift to biodynamic farming methods began in 1998, and in 2004, the ubiquitous Michel Chapoutier, who knows a good thing when he sees one, acquired the estate. The wines are made from vineyards on the property and grapes purchased from other parts of the Rhône Valley. The Ferraton Père et Fils “Samorëns” 2016, Côtes du Rhône blanc, is a blend of 35 percent roussanne grapes, 30 percent viognier, 25 percent grenache blanc and 5 percent each clairette and marsanne; the wine is made all in stainless steel, seeing no oak. The color is very pale straw-gold; subtle aromas of lemongrass and green tea, roasted lemon, gardenia and bees’-wax entice the nose, while on the palate, the wine is spare and lithe, moderately talc-like in texture and infused with a slate-and-flint strain of elemental minerality; a few moments in the glass add notes of baked pear and Mediterranean herbs. 13.5 percent alcohol. From his own estates, Chapoutier makes some of the world’s greatest and most expensive white wines from the same sort of grapes; consumers with just a normal amount of fiduciary prowess will enjoy this pretty and appealing example instead, now through the end of 2018. Very Good+. About $14, representing Excellent Value.

Sera Wine Imports, New York. A sample for review.