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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2005
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2005
(search item no. 86193)
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Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault has produced a tyrpical Rhone style; full of fruit and spice aromas, it has soft tannins and good body. Produced by the Perrin Family of Chateau de Beaucastel fame.
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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.