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Le Vieux Pin Petit Rouge 2016

Canada, British Columbia
Le Vieux Pin Petit Rouge 2016
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Le Vieux Pin Winery
Vintage 2016
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
¥4,400
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Le Vieux Pin Winery
Vintage 2016
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code B011R00316
UPC 857077004307
Inventory In Stock (100)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The inspiration for Petit Rouge is to make a wine that adheres to the same exacting standards and level of care as the rest of the wines at Le Vieux Pin, yet at the same time be more accessible upon release. Made from the fruit of younger vines and vines pruned and cropped at less stringent levels, Petit Rouge offers a big bang for your buck.

This year’s blend consists mostly of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Syrah albeit in a smaller percentage as part of the blend still makes its presence known on both the nose and the palate with red bramble fruit, delicate peppercorn notes, and floral aroma. The palate is lively and harmonious with a great balance of fruit, tannin, and acid. Petit Rouge is quite versatile and very food friendly.

Pairing

This beauty goes well with so many different dishes. While it is perfectly fine to drink on its own, it is at the dinner table with food that this wine will shine brightly. Pair with a variety of red meat, cheese, and casual favourites

Production

Vinification

  • Grapes in Blend: Mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a rounding out of Syrah
  • Grown: Various sub appellations in South Okanagan’s desert
  • Vineyard: Various
  • Age of Vines: Mid teens
  • Yield: Average of 4.9 tons per acre
  • Clarification: Unfined, lightly filtered
  • Aging: 14 months in neutral French oak barrels

Production Amount

12000
Producer

Producer Description

Le Vieux Pin takes its inspiration from the finest Rhone Valley wines Syrah and Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, while embracing the specific terroir of the famous Black Sage Bench overlooking the valley. The goal at Le Vieux Pin is to make wines that capture the essence of French winemaking tradition, but with the fruit and character of the New World; wines that are elegant and focused, with great intensity of fruit. Though extremely limited in production, these wines have found homes in Top European restaurants and are available in minute quantities here in Japan with us now.

Since releasing their first vintage in 2005, Le Vieux Pin has captured the essence of traditional French winemaking, along with the bold New World character distinct to the region. Considered by the national wine industry to be a leading Syrah producer, the winery uses low input viticulture and non- interventionist winemaking to make exclusive vintages that carry with them a sense of time and place. These fine wines can be savoured nationwide and internationally, at select culinary hot spots, gastronomical institutions and fine wine merchants.

Severine Pinte - Winemaker & Viticulturist, Managing Partner

Severine Pinte

Severine Pinte came to Le Vieux Pin in 2010 with 14 harvests of international winemaking experience under her belt along with 8 years of vineyard management. Severine is a graduate of the illustrious ENSAM (Ecole National Superior Agronomic of Montpellier) where she acquired her Masters in viticulture and oenology, and her National Diploma of Oenology.After leaving ENSAM she apprenticed at the Cave de Tecou in the AOC Gaillac before coming for the first time to British Columbia to work for Domaine de Chaberton as an assistant winemaker. In 1999 she returned to France and worked a year in Bordeaux under the direction of Andre Lurton in Pessac-Leognan then returned to the Languedoc. For nine years Severine was head winemaker and viticultural council for ‘Le Vignoble des 2 terres’ in the Terrasse du Larzac terroir.

In the winter of 2003, she took leave for harvest at Frankland Estate winery in Western Australia and enjoyed learning a different take on her beloved Syrah and Viognier.Curiosity and the pursuit of new challenges brought Severine to the Okanagan and she brought with her an astute understanding of wine and terroir. Her favorite quote is from Jean Hugel: “100% of the quality of a true wine is already in the grapes, not in the cellars where you can only lose quality.”

For her, the Okanagan, with its unique terroir and cool climate, has always been intriguing.We are delighted to have Severine leading our viticulture and winemaking team; she is the perfect candidate to craft world class Syrah and Viognier in the South Okanagan.

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