La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2018
The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions.The wines are beautiful.
If you like easy drinking rosé wines, this one is perfectly suiting aperitifs and simple cookery.
The harvest takes place between the last days of August and mid-September, when the grapes have reached optimal maturity. This is defined by analysis and berry tastings. Harvest takes place early in the morning to preserve the freshness of the fruit and avoid oxidisation of the aromas. As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, they are pneumatically pressed which allows to extract the musts. Fermentation starts after settling and lasts about 15 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wines are kept in stainless steel vats and slightly fined before bottling.
The fragrant nose reveals hints of red fruit and cherries. Lively and long in the mouth, it is very aromatic with great acidity that brings freshness.
10-12°C on hors-d'oeuvres, cold buffets, tomato salads, grilled meat, ... and other summer lunches.
Revue de presse
Pale brilliant orange. Red berries, citrus fruits and a hint of spiciness on the nose and palate. Light-bodied and racy in style; a white pepper nuance drives the finishVinous , 2019-08-16
89/100International Wine Review , 2019-06-10
Fresh rose petal and light strawberry notes are backed by a wet stone hint on the finish. Drink now.Wine Spectator