La Vieille Ferme – The Old Farm – is produced by the
famed Perrin brothers of Château de Beaucastel, the
Blanc (White) is from hillside vineyards in the Lubéron
Mountains. Roussanne grapes, which are used to make the finer,
more delicate, rare white wines of the Rhône Valley, are fermented
in small oak casks and then blended with Grenache Blanc and
Ugni Blanc. The barrel fermentation adds depth and complexity
to the crisp, lemony flavors with their lingering finish.
Rosé comes from vineyards just beyond the southern tip of the
Côtes-du-Rhône. It is made primarily from Cinsault, Grenache and
Syrah grapes; the crushed red skins are blended in for 24 hours
to lend their color.
Rouge (Red) is produced with Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and
Mourvèdre grapes from east of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a rugged
region blessed with cool mountain air that slows the maturation
of the fruit. These grapes are combined with those from low-yield
hillside vineyards to achieve a wine with greater intensity.
2010 Blanc, 2011 Rosé or 2011 Rouge
$17 the bottle