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La Vieille Ferme Rouge 2020

Chateauneuf du Pape translates to “new house of the Pope”, so named in honor of the 70 years of exile the Papacy spent outside of Rome beginning in 1308. Relocating to the town of Avignon in the southern Rhone Valley of France, Pope Clement V needed something tasty to drink (he was by birth a Bordeaux guy), and thus a new commitment to quality was born in the area. Located just north of Avignon, the Chateauneuf du Pape region represents the pinnacle of the blended red traditions of the southern Rhone. I mean pinnacle not only in terms of quality, but also in number of grapes allowed in the traditional blend. Thirteen, and not even all red ones mind you. Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvedre to be sure tilt the scales most heavily, but don’t forget Cinsault, Cunoise, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, and Picpoul Noir, plus Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Rousanne, Picardan, Clairette, and Bourboulenc (for those of you counting to fifteen at home, the red skinned and white skinned versions of Grenache and Picpoul only count as one variety each). You would hope that wines made from that much blending material would offer loads of complexity, and the best examples of Chateauneuf du Pape offer exactly that. Widely regarded as being full bodied and alcoholic, Chateauneuf du Pape actually comes in a wide variety of styles depending on the producer and the vintage. The best producers balance rich, ripe red fruit and gamey qualities with crisp acidity and fine tannins to make wines that offer great enjoyment both in the near and longer term.Chateauneuf du Pape translates to “new house of the Pope”, so named in honor of the 70 years of exile the Papacy spent outside of Rome beginning in 1308. Relocating to the town of Avignon in the southern Rhone Valley of France, Pope Clement V needed something tasty to drink (he was by birth a Bordeaux guy), and thus a new commitment to quality was born in the area. Located just north of Avignon, the Chateauneuf du Pape region represents the pinnacle of the blended red traditions of the southern Rhone. I mean pinnacle not only in terms of quality, but also in number of grapes allowed in the traditional blend. Thirteen, and not even all red ones mind you. Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvedre to be sure tilt the scales most heavily, but don’t forget Cinsault, Cunoise, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, and Picpoul Noir, plus Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Rousanne, Picardan, Clairette, and Bourboulenc (for those of you counting to fifteen at home, the red skinned and white skinned versions of Grenache and Picpoul only count as one variety each). You would hope that wines made from that much blending material would offer loads of complexity, and the best examples of Chateauneuf du Pape offer exactly that. Widely regarded as being full bodied and alcoholic, Chateauneuf du Pape actually comes in a wide variety of styles depending on the producer and the vintage. The best producers balance rich, ripe red fruit and gamey qualities with crisp acidity and fine tannins to make wines that offer great enjoyment both in the near and longer term.

Food Pairings

Steaks, pasta with meat sauces, sausages the spicier the better. Barbecued ribs or chicken. Burgers and brats.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Aitkin Liquor Store
Aitkin
218-927-6704

Westside Liquor - Albertville
Albertville
763-497-7789

Top Ten Liquors - Andover
Andover
763-755-7775

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Westside Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-4190

Coborn's - Belle Plaine
Belle Plaine
507-723-4230

Northern Off Sale Liquor
Bemidji
218-751-3312

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Mgm - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-9421

Cub Liquor - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-746-1717

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Perrier - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-953-6269

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Top Ten Liquors - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
651-341-2142

Dolce Vita Wine Shop
Chaska
952-361-0044

Coborn's - Clearwater
Clearwater
320-558-6761

Top Valu #1
Columbia Heights
763-706-3819

Wiser Choice Liquor
Coon Rapids
763-242-7228

Hy-vee - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-458-7000

Lakes Liquor - Dl
Detroit Lakes
218-846-1180

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Firehouse Liquor - Dundas
Dundas
507-645-5717

Mgm - Dundas
Dundas
651-385-0031

Cub Liquors - Eagan
Eagan
651-457-3731

Total Wine & More - Eagan
Eagan
651-452-0499

Edina # 1 - 50th
Edina
612-903-5720

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Merwin Liquors - Falcon Heights
Falcon Heights
651-644-6675

Haskell's - Faribault
Faribault
507-332-7173

Lunds & Byerlys - Golden Valley
Golden Valley
763-544-8846

Golden Valley Liquor Barrel
Golden Valley
763-544-9881

Grand Marais Municipal
Grand Marais
218-387-1630

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Hilltop Liquors
Hilltop
612-781-1717

Mac's Liquor
Hopkins
952-935-9291

Mgm - Hopkins
Hopkins
952-935-0601

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Isanti Municipal Liquor
Isanti
763-444-5063

Chet's Liquor Drive-in
Lilydale
651-454-3227

Coborn's - Little Falls
Little Falls
320-632-3365

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

High Spirits Liquor
Mankato
507-625-5347

Whole Foods - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
651-438-2400

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

Cub Wine & Spirits - Maple Grove
Maple Grove

Franklin-nicollet Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-1511

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Hum's Liquor
Minneapolis
612-874-1111

Central Ave Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3424

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Fresh Thyme - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
651-846-0908

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Greenway Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-3727

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
612-825-4401

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Fresh Thyme - St Louis Park
Minneapolis
952-229-2102

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-384-2980

East Lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-724-5467

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Mgm - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-470-2062

Total Wine & More - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-545-2754

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

Cash Wise Liquor - Moorhead
Moorhead
218-236-8081

Liquor Mart - New Ulm
New Ulm
507-354-8778

Cash Wise Liquor - New Ulm
New Ulm
507-354-2720

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Top Ten Liquors - Osseo
Osseo
763-425-4680

Coborn's - Otsego
Otsego

Cash Wise Liquor - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-451-8440

Fresh Thyme - Plymouth
Plymouth
651-846-8821

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Top Ten Liquors - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-427-7131

Coborn's - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-323-1382

Richfield # 3 - Penn
Richfield
612-861-9380

Richfield # 1 - 66th & Lyndale
Richfield
612-861-9375

Richfield # 2 - Cedar
Richfield
612-861-9370

Andy's Liquor Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Fresh Thyme - Rochester
Rochester
507-513-6709

Andy's Liquor Northwest
Rochester
507-529-3825

Andy's Liquor Northeast
Rochester
507-281-8211

Andy's Liquor Central
Rochester
507-361-1660

Andy's Liquor
Rochester
507-289-0777

Top Ten Liquors - Roseville
Roseville
651-340-1846

Cub Wine & Spirits - Roseville
Roseville

Cub Liquor - Roseville
Roseville
952-922-8335

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

St Anthony Village # 1
Saint Anthony
612-782-3451

St Anthony Village # 2
Saint Anthony
612-782-3452

Coborn's - St Cloud
Saint Cloud
320-252-8346

The Wine Shop - Nicholas Barth
Saint Cloud
320-251-7733

Coborn's - St Joseph
Saint Joseph
230-363-0011

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

St. Louis Park Liquor
Saint Louis Park
952-426-3650

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Metro Liquor Warehouse
Saint Paul
651-774-6033

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Perrier - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-227-6563

Sharrett's
Saint Paul
651-645-8629

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Seventh Street Liquor Barrel
Saint Paul
651-222-6811

Mgm - Suburban
Saint Paul
651-776-5976

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

Park Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-645-5555

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Marshall Liquors
Saint Paul
651-642-1891

Westside Liquor Of Sartell
Sartell
320-240-8866

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Westside Liquor - Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre
320-352-5920

Savage Wine & Spirits (hy-vee)
Savage
952-228-2102

Hy-vee - Shakopee
Shakopee
952-403-1520

Horizon Warehouse Liquor
Solway
218-467-3245

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

Fresh Thyme - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
612-801-4315

Mgm - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
952-300-0044

Mgm - Waconia
Waconia
952-442-3800

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Cash Wise Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-259-1156

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Cub Liquor - West Stp
West Saint Paul
651-457-3731

Cotroneo's Wine & Spirits
White Bear Lake
848-391-6064

Cellars Wine & Spirits Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-426-1028

Lunds & Byerlys - Wbl (off)
White Bear Lake

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Cub - White Bear Township
White Bear Township
651-426-6534

Cash Wise Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-235-8797

Hwy 61 Liquor
Winona
507-474-6161

Whole Foods - Woodbury Off
Woodbury
651-252-3060

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

Trader Joe's #715 Woodbury
Woodbury
651-433-0234

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

Cub Liquor - Woodbury
Woodbury

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