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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc 2011
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 116242)
screw cap wine
has fluid
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Decanter rating: 89 points
Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright yellow with a hint of green. This elegant and fruity wine comes from vines grown high on the slopes of the Luberon Mountains, one of the Rhone Valley's coolest vineyards.

The blend of Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc and Rousanne grapes has produced a typical Rhone Valley white that is soft, balanced and deliciously aromatic.

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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.