La Vieille Ferme Ventoux Rosé 2011


Whenever I visit my sister I always stop in at the fantastic wine shop near her house, Fairview Wines. With a spotlight on natural, sustainable and biodynamic wines, they have quite a distinguished selection for every budget. To accompany the Rosé I already was bringing over to my sister’s I picked up [along with  few other exciting bottles that I can’t wait to pour] La Vieille Ferme Ventoux Rosé 2011. La Vieille Ferme was established over 35 years by Jean Pierre Perrin as a means for him to produce inexpensive, straightforward Rhône wines to sell by direct mail in France. The grape varieties and vinification processes mirrored the ones at the family’s other estate, Chateau Beaucastel. It was a very successful venture, and in 1970 it was introduced to the US market where it was met with much acclaim.  Today Famille Perrin is the leading organic winegrower in the Southern Rhône Valley. Valuing nature and tradition, for 5 generations they have produced wine under a philosophy of “absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods, and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir.”

Ruby-pink in colour, aromas of summer rain minerals mingled with bright raspberry and lilies. Fresh cherry and raspberry flavours were entwined with traces of caramel in the silky smooth, light to medium body. Stone minerals and hints of white pepper and melon spanned the crisp finish. Well-balanced, fresh and easy drinking, this is a spectacular glass for sipping in the sun.
Rosé blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault
Ventoux
France
Bottled by La Vieille Ferme
13.5% Alcohol
$8
Enjoy now thru 2013

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