Friday, November 4, 2022

Famille Perrin Ventoux Rouge, 2019

This wine from Famille Perrin reminds me of the estate's La Vieille Ferme wines produced from Ventoux Vineyards back in the 1980s and 1990s. With the price of Ventoux grapes increasing, La Vieille Ferme now comes from less expensive grapes from unidentified regions of Southern France. This Ventoux, however, carries on the tradition at a similarly low price--$5.99 for many months and now $6.97 (for the 2020 vintage) at Plum Market in Ann Arbor.

Deep and bright ruby red. This wine has more Carignan and Cinsault than Grenache and Syrah, but the youthful flavors are still similar. Strawberries, cherries, violets and spice. Medium to full bodied with good acidity from the relatively cool climate of the Ventoux slopes. Delightful ripe fruit finish.


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