La Vieille Ferme Sparkling Rosé

 Sometimes you just want a really versatile and agreeable pink to make the party/gathering go with a swing. This is your wine. It’s French and it’s made by the fabulous Perrin family of Rhône Valley fame (Châteauneuf du Pape, anyone?) but it is not in the least pretentious. At only 12.5% it will keep everything lively and celebratory, whatever the occasion. What is called the ‘Mousse’ in French is delicate here, not too fizzy. Just right to sip alone, or perhaps accompany some light snacks such as chilli crab cakes, Tex Mex nachos or simply smoked salmon. Did I say ‘versatile’?


Did I say ‘versatile’?


Apart from ever-reliable Grenache, with its curranty charm, there is also sturdy Cinsault in the blend to give some structure and finish; plus a dash of Pinot Noir for luck. This wine offers more proof that there are many other corners of the South of France where pink wines flourish. The grapes used here are grown on limestone soils, that most ideal of choices for fine fizz. Provence cannot have it all to herself, whatever her historic appeal!



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