Fer, which in Latin and French means "iron", alludes to the particular hardness of the plant’s wood. While it is a little-known variety, it is increasingly being planted, producing wines that are concentrated with aromas of redcurrants and peppery overtones.
France's Fer is quite distinct from the Argentinean variety called Fer, which is a clone of Malbec.
Synonyms include: Fer Servadou, Pinenc, Mansoi, Braucol.
Food matches include:
Europe: Roasted squab (pigeon) with quince purée
Asia: Beef rendang