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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc 2006
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 90703)
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Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Decanter rating: 89 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cotes du Luberon Blanc is a fruity, crisp, dry wine made from Rhône varietals: Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Ugni Blanc. To enhance complexity and roundness, 10% of the Grenache Blanc is fermented in small, new, Limousin oak barrels. The wine has a lovely floral bouquet, hinting of spice, with fresh, lemony fruit, and a crisp finish.
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About La Vieille Ferme:

Jean Pierre Perrin established La Vieille Ferme over 35 years ago, when he chose to produce an inexpensive, straightforward Rhône wine to sell by direct mail to French wine lovers. He used the same grape varieties in similar proportions to those planted at the family's Château de Beaucastel, in a similar vinification process. The result was an immediate success in France, a wine of character and style in keeping with its Beaucastel heritage.

Initially, Jean Pierre made only Côtes du Rhône, but steeply rising grape prices in 1976 caused him to switch to Côtes du Ventoux and eventually to produce a white wine from the mountainous Côtes du Luberon. La Vieille Ferme was introduced to the United States in 1970. The response was an immediate, overwhelming acceptance and an outpouring of critical acclaim from eminently knowledgeable critics who recognized La Vieille Ferme for its consistently fine quality and value.