Sunday, September 4, 2022

Famille Perrin Ventoux Rouge, 2019

For years, I bought a case of La Vieille Ferme every year. The low-end, inexpensive wine of the Perrin family was made from grapes grown in Ventoux and was always delicious whether served with pizza or a serious dinner. In many ways, this Famille Perrin Ventoux is the successor to La Vieille Ferme, which is no longer produced from Ventoux grapes. For my taste, Famille Perrin Ventoux Rouge is significantly better and more traditional than either La Vieille Ferme or the Cotes du Rhone Reserve produced by the domaine. And for the past year, I have been able to buy it for $6.99 at Plum Market in Ann Arbor.

Beautiful bright red. Lush and silky. Red berry smells and flavors along with clove and black pepper on the finish. Perfect balance of fruit, acidity and tannin. Carignan and Cinsault are now in the blend along with Grenache and Syrah, but the flavor profile is still classic Southern Rhone, bold, spicy and fruity. Has everything I love in Ventoux red wine.


1 comment:

  1. La Vieille Ferme here in Ontario has the 2019,s available and they state Ventoux on the bottle still.