Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC BARGAIN that’s an extremely refreshing “every day” French Rosé.
Producer/Winery: Famille Perrin; La Vieille Ferme; Orange, France.
Grape Variety: Rosé blend – Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Southern Rhone, France.
Price: $5.35 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Vons Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Sipping.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Pale salmon color. Floral and damp earth aromas. Smooth, medium-body, strawberry, watermelon and citrus flavors, a long tart finish that ends slightly bitter with a dusty taste. Bandol Rosé it’s not, but at only $5.35 it’s a FANTASTIC BARGAIN (in Bold caps) that’s a refreshing “every day” French Rosé.
She said: Clear, light pink/apricot color, lots of thin well moving legs. An unusual rosé because it did not have the typical fruit flavors, but to its advantage, stood on its own. The aroma treated the nose to a hint of red fruit and gave way to a pleasant dry, slightly acidic, smooth mouth-feel and long finish with a tart taste at the end. It offers a great alternative to the traditional rosé at a very reasonable cost. This is one of the all-time bargain wines at only five dollars.
Alcohol Content: 13%
UPC Code: 0 89419 00017 7
Imported by: Vineyard Brands; Birmingham, Alabama.
Photo from La Vieille Ferme.