Cinsault Grenache Syrah Vallée du Rhône France
Rosé wines can trace their origins to townships not far from the recolte of Villes-sur-Auzon on the Cotes Du Ventoux. La Vieille Ferme is a cepage of roughly equal portions Cinsault and Grenache, with the inclusion of a minor component Syrah. A treat for all those who know how to appreciate pink wine, exhibiting a lovely salmon hue, radiant with floral scents and summer berry notes, before a palate that's just brimming with lusciously caramelled fruit flavours.
The Perrin vineyards are situated east of the southern tip of Cotes du Rhone, near the town of Villes-sur-Auzon, at the foot of the Mont-Ventoux, where hills extend down to the city of Sault. The vines are planted to sedimentery soils left behind by seas of the teritary period at the base of the chalky Mont Ventoux. Rich, red mediterranean soils are blended amongst the chalky debris and round stones. Grapes are hand picked, lightly crushed and left to steep for twenty four hours on skins for optimal extractions of colour and gentle tannin, the Saignée method of Rosé, before vinification of the free run juices in temperature controlled fermenters at 21°C, followed by a bentonite fining and bottling.
Bright grenadine/ pink colour. The nose is intense with hints of anise, lemon and rose petal. The palate is elegant and crisp with vivacious summer fruits and lively berry characters, the acidity refreshing. A fine match with any grilled meat salad and all summer cuisines, teriyaki, salmon or tuna.