90 points Wine & Spirits
"The Perrin family of Château Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape make this wine at their estate in Ventoux, blending equal parts cinsault and grenache with 20 percent syrah. The 2017, from the driest vintage they’ve experienced in 30 years, is firm and crisp, with tangy berry flavors playing over a stony savor that holds the wine long and clean."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Since 1970, La Vieille Ferme has been producing authentic, honest and tasty wines vintage after vintage. In some of the world’s best restaurants and bars, La Vieille Ferme has been acknowledged as one of the best value for money wines in the world.
This 2017 vintage will be remembered as the year of all records: the driest year in 30 years, non-interventionist vineyard work, optimal harvest conditions, a very small yield due to climatic hazards, and wines with very rich potential.
Variety: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Fermentation: Nearly all the grapes are lightly crushed and fermented in cement vats of 150 and 300 hectolitres. The fermentation is classic and extended.
Tasting notes: Pretty deep red dress, with purple undertones. Authentic, sincere and easy-going, this 2017 vintage is a true wine of pleasure. Opulent on the nose, it develops notes of red and black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant) and spices. On the palate, it is fruity and velvety. Balanced, crunchy, with silky tannins, and finishes with a beautiful aromatic persistence.