La Vieille Ferme Luberon Blanc - 2021

Renowned for its exceptional value for money, La Vieille Ferme Blanc is the archetype of Rhône whites. Fruity, crisp and soft with great body. A wonderful “enjoyment” wine!

Story

The wine
If you enjoy quaffable wines, this one is ideal as an aperitif or paired with a simple meal.
The vintage
2021 is a vintage marked by freshness, which is similar to the vintages we had in the eighties and nineties. It is also what we call a "winegrower vintage", human intervention and the care given to the vines were decisive for the quality of the vintage. Marked by climatic vagaries, with an episode of frost in April and interrupted harvest because of rain, this year has indeed required constant investment from our teams in the vineyard. Their attention and their commitment have borne their fruit: this vintage is very promising with lots of freshness and great balance.
Location
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.
Terroir
Old alluvial deposits of round and flat stones, calcareous marl and patches of clay created by alluvial alpine flows.
Ageing
The white grapes are harvested at optimal maturity. The harvest date is defined through analysis and tasting of the berries. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes are pressed using a pneumatic press. After settling, the must ferments in temperature controlled tanks. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks until bottling.
Varietals
Bourboulenc
Grenache blanc
Roussanne
Ugni blanc
Vermentino

Advice

Serving
8°C with a starter or a cold buffet.
Tasting notes
Beautiful limpid colour with yellow and green undertones. The nose reveals a seductive fruity bouquet with notes of lemon, citrus and white flowers. Fresh on the palate, with great tension, this is a fine, elegant and well-balanced wine, offering nice acidity and a touch of bitterness on gourmet aromas of peach syrup. It will be ideal as an aperitif or to accompany a starter.