La Vieille Ferme Rosé - 2023

Fresh, fruity and colored... The La Vieille Ferme Rosé presents all of the elements of an attractive rosé.

Presentation

The vintage
The 2023 vintage is characterised by a beautiful climatic balance, which is reflected in the cellar. The mild winter was followed by a dry spring then a hot summer, particularly in August and September. Despite a slight lack of rain, these conditions allowed ideal ripening and the harvest began on August 22nd in perfect conditions. Under a warm and radiant sun, the harvest went perfectly, even if it was necessary to work quickly to prevent the juices from oxidizing in the heat, particularly the rosés. The harvest ended on October 4, with the last devatting on October 23. The first tastings reveal very balanced wines: they are rich, powerful and have good concentration, while having retained a beautiful freshness. A vintage that shows great potential.
Ageing
The harvest takes place between the last days of August and mid-September, when the grapes have reached optimal maturity. This is defined by analysis and berry tastings. Harvest takes place early in the morning to preserve the freshness of the fruit and avoid oxidisation of the aromas. As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, they are pneumatically pressed which allows to extract the musts. Fermentation starts after settling and lasts about 15 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wines are kept in stainless steel vats and slightly fined before bottling.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Syrah

Advice

Serving
10-12°C on hors-d'oeuvres, cold buffets, tomato salads, grilled meat, ... and other summer lunches.
Tasting
Pretty pale powder-pink colour with shiny reflections. Fresh, fruity and delicious, the nose reveals seductive notes of strawberries, peaches and lychees. Lively and fresh, the palate shows a beautiful balance with gorgeous aromas of crunchy red fruit, combined with a fine bitterness on the finish which gives this wine a lot of flavour.