Since 1970, La Vieille Ferme has been producing authentic, honest and tasty wines vintage after vintage. In some of the world’s best restaurants and bars, La Vieille Ferme has been acknowledged as one of the best value for money wines in the world.
2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.
The Perrin family, also owners of the famous Château de Beaucastel, search for the most suitable terroirs to produce a fresh and fruity wine. Unpretentious, this is the archetypal pleasure wine; authentic, genuine and tasty.
This is adapted to suit each wine, grape variety and producer. Nearly all the grapes are lightly crushed and fermented in cement vats of 150 and 300 hectolitres. The fermentation is classic and extended. The wine is kept in both vats and large oak barrels for ten months, then bottled in July.
Beautiful red color, with purple highlights. With a lot of freshness, this rich and spicy wine offers red and black fruits aromas (blackberry, black currant). The palate is beautifully balanced, crunchy, with silky tannins and a very long and aromatic finish.
17°C with a spontaneous meal and for enjoyment.
Reviews and Awards
• Note: ***+
Restaurant Wine - 05/03/2017Very fresh and fruity (even grapey) in character, this is a very good wine: medium full bodied crisp, and lingering on the finish. Fine value. Carignan Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah. Aged 10 months in cement vats and in oak casks.
• Note: 86/100
Wine Spectator - 15/11/2016Gentle dried cherry and plum fruit is lined with a sandalwood-edged structure and a flicker of lavender through the finish. Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now.
• Note: 88/100
The Tasting Panel - 01/10/2016Bright, juicy and earthy with smooth texture and spice; balanced, fresh and charming. Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah.