Wine Pick: La Vieille Ferme Cotes-du-Ventoux Rosé 2013
A revered French winemaking family offers an elegant bargain.
July 10, 2015
It’s organic, it’s the right price, and it’s made by one of the most vaunted wine producers in the world—yes, in the world: the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel fame. (They make an honorific Châteauneuf-du-Pape blend that’s a runaway bestseller at $379.99.) From vineyards just outside the magical town of Orange, this classic southern Rhône blend of cinsault, grenache, and syrah is dry, herbal, and minerally, with a vague fruity character—just what you want from a gastronomic rosé. Chill well and serve with something savoury, like tapenade, charcuterie, or grilled merguez sausages. You’ll notice an alchemy between salty food and this wine: subtle wild-berry fruit reveals itself in a compelling way. (Note: If you shop at BC Liquor Stores before July 25, it’s a steal at just $10.49.)
La Vieille Ferme Cotes-du-Ventoux Rosé 2013