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 / lavieilleferme.com