La Vieille Ferme Luberon Blanc - 2017

Renowned for its exceptional value for money (included recently in the famous Wall Street Journal), La Vieille Ferme Blanc is the archetype of Rhône whites. Fruity, crisp and soft with great body. A wonderful “enjoyment” wine!


The vintage
This 2017 vintage will be remembered as the year of all records: the driest year in 30 years, non-interventionist vineyard work, optimal harvest conditions, a very small yield due to climatic hazards, and wines with very rich potential.
If you enjoy quaffable wines, this one is ideal as an aperitif or paired with a simple meal.
Mainly within the Parc Regional du Luberon, which is equidistant from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Manosque.
The average altitude of the vineyards is 300 metres/1000 feet above sea-level, and the grapes are harvested relatively late.
Old alluvial deposits of round and flat stones, calcareous marl and patches of clay created by alluvial alpine flows.
The grapes are lightly crushed, then pressed in a pneumatic press, prior to clarification of the must and cool fermentation.
Grenache Blanc
Ugni Blanc

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Beautiful yellow dress with green highlights. The nose is intense, the mouth is full of freshness and tense, it presents a nice balance in the mouth, between acidity and volume. It continues on a long finish with lemon-citrus notes.
Serving tips
8°C with a starter or a cold buffet.

Reviews and Awards

"I've recommended this wine before but it deserves another mention because it is indeed bone dry and offers exceptional value for money. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc and Vermentino from the south of France, it cascades with subtle notes of yellow plum, white flowers, nectarine and mixed citrus that taper to a long, misty mineral and sea spray finish. Restrained, polished and delicate, this wine goes with pretty much anything you care to serve with it - though my suggestion would be goat cheese salad sprinkled with walnuts."
"Always a winner, this is one of the most reliable Southern Rhône white wines on the market and the reason it is always a star is that the Perrin family has the highest of standards. With meadow-flower notes on the nose and a crunchy, green apple finish, this quiet wine is a hidden gem."