- Manufacturer:Perrin et Fils the line La Vieille Ferme
- Fortress:13,5 %
- Grape sort:Sira, Grenache, Carignan, Senso
La Vieille Ferme Rouge uses four varieties of grapes: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Senso, grown on the slopes of Mont Ventoux in the Rhone Valley, France. After reaching perfect ripeness, the berries are harvested exclusively by hand and carefully sorted. Interestingly, the fermentation of the wine takes place in cement tanks. Afterwards the wine is left to mature in oak barrels and 10 months later it is bottled without being filtered.
For several generations the family company Perrin et Fils has been recognized as one of the great winemaking families of the Rhone Valley. The history of the company began at the beginning of the 20th century, when Pierre Perrin became the owner of the Bocastel estate. He was a scholar and achieved outstanding results in winemaking. His son Jacques Perrin continued his father's work and introduced organic farming methods in family vineyards, which since 1964 became the only permissible in Perrin et Fils vineyards. The company is now run by his sons François and Jean-Pierre with 130 hectares of vineyards, 75 hectares of which are in the famous Châteauneuf du Pape (Château de Bocastel) and 25 hectares in the Côte du Rhone (Coudoulet de Bocastel). The soils are loose and stony, which gives the vines a strong root system.
The color is deep ruby.
Nose: The nose is harmonious and full-bodied, combining the brightness of red and black berries (dominated by ripe cherries) with the spicy sweetness of liquorice and wild herbs.
Taste: fresh, soft and balanced, with notes of ripe fruit, soft tannins, long, spicy aftertaste.
Gastronomy: with red meat, poultry and game dishes. Excellent addition to the cheese plate (hard aged cheeses, aged cheeses from goat and sheep milk).
The recommended serving temperature is 14-16°C.