Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wine Wednesday

After the $25 bottle last week, I'm coming back down to a great value wine, another French winner that we've discovered.

I grabbed a bottle of La Vieille Ferme a couple of weeks ago on the way to girls night because I've been wanting to try it.  I kept seeing it in the Cotes du Rhone sections in the stores when looking for wines that we had in Provence.  For right around $6, it was a great price and I couldn't resist.

Owned by Perrin and Fils, La Vieille Ferme is their lower end, value wine.  They're connected with several very well know and high end brands throughout the Rhone region, as well as own a delicious restaurant in Gigondas.

La Vieille Ferme makes 3 wines - a red, a white, and a rose.  Keeping it simple!  This post is about the red - I haven't had the others, but am looking forward to trying them...especially the rose!

The red is a Rhone blend consisting of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah.  It is from the AOC Ventoux and the grapes are grown at the base of Mont Ventoux in Provence.  

You can also find this wine in magnum size, which is much more common in France than it is here.  Magnums, when you can find them, are great for parties and definitely a conversation piece!  

For $6, you can't go wrong with this Rhone red.  Pick on up next time you're looking for a good, cheap bottle! 


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