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Le Vieux Pin Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Canada, British Columbia
Le Vieux Pin Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Le Vieux Pin Winery
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
¥4,400
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Le Vieux Pin Winery
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code B011W00318
UPC 808755017447
Inventory Very Low Stock (3)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Our Sauvignon Blanc comes together like an NFL playbook and shows that beautiful balance of gooseberry, herbaceous and green notes while the slight tropical side of this noble grape variety pokes its head out here and there with guava and passionfruit suggestions. Bergamot orange rind notes greet you on the nose. Tart orchard fruits come later in waves. The partial skin contact before pressing, along with the use of both stainless steel, neutral oak and a different élevage regime for each vessel, resulted in a complex wine that is a pleasure for both the palate and the intellect. A truly unique expression of Sauvignon Blanc that captures the spirit and sense of place of our celebrated wine region.

Pairing

Oysters on the half shell topped with lemon and pepper infused vodka or frisée salad dressed with lardon and a soft boiled quail’s egg are some of our favourites.

Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

  • Grown: Okanagan Valley(Osoyoos Lake District and The Golden Mile)
  • Vineyard: Lumeno and La Feuille d’Or
  • Soil Origin: Morainal and fluvial origin
  • Soil Type: Mostly clay, gravel and schist
  • Yield: Average of 5 tons/acre

Vinification

2018 was a rare year of achieving both above average quantity and quality for Sauvignon Blanc. Yields were very low, mildew attack took yields down even further and contributed to a more opulent wine that gravitates more toward the new world. The partial skin contact before pressing, along with the use of both stainless steel, mostly neutral oak and a different élevage regime for each vessel, resulted in a complex wine that is a pleasure for both the palate and the intellect. A truly unique expression of Sauvignon Blanc that captures the spirit and sense of place of our celebrated wine region.

Production Amount

6384
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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