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.
This takes place in vats for 90% of the blend, with 10% fermented in new oak barrels with lees-stirring.
The wine remains in stainless steel tanks until the month of January, when the wine is bottled after fining.
Grenache Blanc
Ugni Blanc

Tasting advices

Pretty pale-yellow colour with shiny green undertones. A nose with delicate notes of white-fleshed fruit, citrus and spring flowers, great freshness and a beautiful aromatic intensity. The mouth is fresh, rich with a mineral acidity, an aromatic and tasty finish. This 2017 white is very expressive and balanced.
8°C with a starter or a cold buffet.