This wine has deep cherry red color. The nose has ripe fruit, rich and spicy notes. Good solid palate wine with pleasant tannins.
Rhone, France-Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault grapes mix it up splendidly with the Grenache in this Cotes du Ventoux Rouge. La Vieille Ferme translates to "The Old Farm." Given the small family vineyard, it's a good name, and label (hardly a critter crest, the chicken and rooster line drawings are more Audubon than cartoon). And I love knowing that the Perrin clan grows its vines on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, in Provence, where cyclists go to roam.
Composition Grenache 50%, Syrah 20%, Carignan 15% and 15% Cinsault.
Winemaking Process nearly all the grapes are lightly crushed and fermented in cement vats. The wine is kept vats and large oak barrels for ten months, then bottled in July.
Vineyard Characteristics The grapes mainly come from the southern slopes of the Mont Ventoux. The vineyards lie around the towns of Mazan, Moimoiron, Villes sur Auzon, Puymeras and Saint-Didier, where the average height above sea level is 300 metres/1000 feet.