Review: 2018 La Vieille Ferme Rose

Review: 2018 La Vieille Ferme Rose

This is a budget rose from La Vieille Ferme is made from a blend of cinsault, grenache, and syrah, and it’s produced via the saignée method, which is the fanciest of the various ways in which rose can be made. (It involves bleeding off some of a red wine’s juice at the very start of fermentation, which is then used to produce the rose.) Unfortunately, the finished product here is fairly anonymous, a rather gummy texture making it tough to pick out notes of strawberry and pink flowers. Instead, it’s largely a study of almond and buttered popcorn, with a tight, slightly green conclusion.

B- / $11

2018 La Vieille Ferme Rose

$11
7

Rating

7.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

2 Comments

  1. antoinette bruno on May 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    La Vieille Ferme Rose at $8 is hard to beat for an everyday summer wine. Is there another rose you recommend under $10?

  2. Jeff on June 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Honoro Vera Rose. Also check out their Garnacha. A steal

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