My Rating 83. This wine is a simple wine in the tradition of the southern Rhone Region. A blend of four different wines. The nose is medium berry very long. The taste is light with neither an objectional taste nor a interesting flavour. This is good for a garden party on a hot afternoon. Don't invite a wine lover he midgt not like it. At $ 11 for a 1,5 L Bottle it's fine, at least for the before mentioned occassion.
External Reviews for Perrin "La Vieille Ferme"
A strong effort, the 2008 La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Ventoux red exhibits excellent ripeness as well as plenty of cherry fruit intermixed with hints of dusty, earthy, peppery notes. Round and delicious, it, too, should be drunk during it's first year of life.
Simple and tasty, this is juicy and thirst quenching in its lively raspberry flavors.
Bright ruby. Lively red fruits and spices on the nose and in the mouth. Light-bodied and a bit jammy but shows good energy and clarity. Finishes clean and brisk, with lingering bitterness and a touch of cracked pepper. Given its production level and price, this wine's quality is most impressive. Itandrsquo;s also available pretty much everywhere.
Smells really nice, with bubbly Grenache fruit making a strong statement on the nose, but falls off a bit on the palate. Ripe and pleasant, bursting with black cherry fruit, just lacking concentration and length.
The 2007 Cotes du Ventoux (a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault) is a classic bistro red offering aromas and flavors of berry fruit, licorice, pepper, and spice. Enjoy this soft, round, delicious wine over the next 1-2 years. In their inexpensive (usually under $8 a bottle) La Vieille Ferme series, they have gone to screw cap finished bottles to avoid any problems with corks. This is consistently a top value pick.
The Grenache-dominated 2000 La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Ventoux offers a deep ruby color, copious quantities of cherry fruit, a pleasant, open-knit texture, and soft tannin. It is the type of delicious red often found in the southern Rhône, but no where else in the world at this quality level and price.
For this wine the Perrin family blends Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault, and assembles a blend similar to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is a richly fruity and supple wine, ruby-purple colored, with aromas of cassis and herbs, flavors of plum and blackberry on the palate.