La Vieille Ferme, Rosé Vin de France, Vallée du Rhône 375 ml half bottle 2021Regular price €9.00
This delicately coloured pale pink wine is made by Mark Perrin, who also makes Brad and Angelina's famous, and much more expensive, Provençal rosé at Château Miraval.
The inviting floral nose of this blushing beauty offers hints of aniseed and watermelon too, with summer fruits—red apples, strawberry, cherry—on the palate. There's no need to have food with this easy-going and ever so slightly romantic wine, but it does go very well with picnic food, tapas, or a buffet.
Judged top rosé in Irish Times staff tasting with John Wilson, it would make a great alternative to 'red or white' for your next function or get-together.
‘“Smells really fruity, and is a bit more robust, has a bit more body than your usual rosé”, said one taster. This was the most popular of all the wines tasted. Medium bodied, with plenty of ripe but tangy cherry fruits.’
(From the Irish Times magazine, June, 2012)
‘Tried and trusted southern Rhône pink, with masses of light, fruity, yet lip-smacking red berry verve.’
Jane MacQuitty, The Times, 26th May 2018
|Supplier's website||La Vieille Ferme|
|Appellation||Vin de France|
|Grape variety||Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah|
|Bottle size||375 ml|