back

Le Vieux Pin Petit Blanc 2018

Canada, British Columbia
Le Vieux Pin Petit Blanc 2018
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Le Vieux Pin Winery
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Marsanne, Roussanne.
¥4,180
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Le Vieux Pin Winery
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Marsanne, Roussanne.
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12%
Product Code B011W00218
UPC 808755017362
Inventory In Stock (30)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The 2018 vintage of this unique blend is Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay (unoaked) dominant. Few other aromatic varieties like Muscat, Marsanne and Roussanne are in the blend making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Green Citrus fruit, gooseberries, currants and touch of tropical fruits greet you on the nose. While orchard fruits are tasted on the mid palate, the finish and the core of this wine is citrus and gooseberry dominant.

Pairing

Petit Blanc is extremely versatile with virtually endless pairings. We enjoy an endive salad and a fruit and cheese plate on for a sunny Sunday brunch, or orange roughy, quinoa and bacon wrapped scallops on a Friday evening.

Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Vinification

Petit Blanc is a wine that is lithe but not light. It is fun and free of heavy-handed winemaking. No new oak, no malolactic fermentation, no battonage, no nonsense. A wine that hits way above its weight and delivers a strong quality/price ratio.

  • Vineyard: Various
  • Soil Origin: Various
  • Yield: 4 tons/acre
  • Aging: 3 months on the lees in Stainless Steel
  • Age of Vines: 6-31 year old vines, most in their late teens

Production Amount

19560
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.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this wine!

You may also like...