Medium copper color; cherry, strawberry on faint nose; peach, strawberry, cherry candy, raspberry, pinch of pineapple on the palate.
Brut, bordering on extra dry; clean, light, zingy in the mouth. Blend of 40% grenache, 40% cinsault, 20% pinot noir. Reflects the limestone soils of the southern Rhône vineyards. Fermented in a stainless steel tank, then bottled under pressure—same as prosecco. Simple bubbles. While there is zingy acidity, there also is fruity softness—at least for a sparkling wine; 12% ABV.
From the Famille Perrin website: “It is no coincidence Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley where they occupy the regions best terroirs. Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. Moreover the combination of talents within the family ensures the continuation of their unique expertise. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin way and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.”
This wine is made by Marc Perrin who also makes Miraval—Angelina and Brad Pitt’s rosé wine brand. Angelina and Brad still own Miraval after the divorce, noting they consider it “an investment for their children.”
Famille Perrin La Vieille Ferme Réserve Rosé NV is delightful easy drinker. Fruity with appealing softness. Fun wine that will please plenitude of palates. Excellent as an aperitif and picnic wine. Pair with lobster; charcuterie; salads; fruits; raw vegetables and dip; sushi; baked chicken. $14-17