Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Old Farm

So along with the new "house red" discussed below it appears there may be a new "house white" for every day drinking.

La Vieille Ferme (the old farm) Cotes du Luberon Blanc is on sale in this area for $6.99 a bottle. That was too good a bargain to pass up so after a slight chill the screw cap came off last night with some pan seared red snapper. Mineral nose with some hints of lime. Good, clean, fresh taste of white peaches and lime peel. Good acid and a suggestion of oiliness on the finish. The dry, sharp finish was great with the fish.

The wine is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc and Roussanne. The oily finish had to be the Roussanne, but I couldn't pick up this variety in the nose. Well made wine that is easily drinkable without damaging the budget.

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