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La Vieille Ferme Rouge

by Nannette Eaton on May 2, 2011

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” — Warren BuffettYou don’t have to pay much to get tasty fermented grape juice. La Vieille Ferme proves that year in and year out. For just over a five-spot you can get a bottle of delicious table wine. Not pretentious, just delicious. The La Vieille Ferme Red Wine 2009 is a dark ruby with a rich blackberry nose with flavors of mixed berries and spice. Simple, basic, delicious wine. Serve this red wine slightly chilled with your favorite charcuterie, cheese and a baguette. The music match is “To Be Free” from Emiliana Torrini from the album Love in the Time of Science. La Vieille Ferme isn’t free, but it is reasonably priced.

The details: 13.5% alcohol. Screw-cap. Appellation: Rhône Valley. Varietal: A red table wine made of grenache, syrah and cinsault. Imported by Vineyard Brands. Widely available in the US, this bottle was purchased at the San Diego Wine Co. for $6 USD.