La Vieille Ferme White 2020

Renowned for its exceptional value for money, La Vieille Ferme Blanc is 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
The 2020 vintage in Southern Rhône was favoured by very good weather conditions, it is a generous vintage, both in terms of quality and quantity. Not as hot as in 2019, this year was very windy, throughout the growing cycle, with light rainfalls. After a fairly mild winter (one single episode of frost was noted during the night of March 24, but only the early ripening plots were very slightly affected). The spring was radiant, quite warm and very windy, which allowed the soils to preserve their freshness. Flowering began on May 18, under very healthy conditions. The good weather continued in June, July and August, with plenty heat but lower temperatures than in 2019, cool and humid nights and wind which continued to blow, preserving the freshness of the vines and maintaining perfect sanitary conditions for the grapes. The harvest, which was fairly early, therefore began under these very good conditions on August 26 with the white Côtes-du-Rhône and continued until the end of September with the Mourvèdre. September was warm at the beginning of the month and then more temperate, offering idyllic harvest conditions and allowed each plot to be harvested at perfect maturity. The harvest was very healthy with beautiful juicy and very ripe grapes, reasonable alcohol levels, good acidity and already a great balance. Yields are slightly higher than 2019 and the first tastings predict a very nice vintage.
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
Ugni blanc
Vermentino

Advice

Serving
8°C with a starter or a cold buffet.
Tasting notes
Pretty pale yellow colour with lime-green undertones. The nose is very aromatic and seductive with aromas of ripe fruit such as peaches, pears and citrus notes. The palate is ample, developing beautiful fruity notes with a nice balance.