LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL | Oliver, BC
Le Vieux Pin Winery gets ready for the new vintage of their Sauvignon Blanc and announces a Last call on their 2013 stock.
Le Vieux Pin Winery is doing a last call on the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc as they get ready to produce the 2014. Rasoul Salehi, General Manager said: “From what we see in the earlier stages, the fruit profile of the 2014 will be a touch more tropical.” So if you like your Sauvignon Blanc with more green citrus fruit notes and fresh cut grass, load up on the remaining few cases of the 2013 before it’s gone.
Just 343 cases made of the 2013, it’s vibrant on the palate with a crisp and tangy finish. It shows the beautiful balance between the grassy, herbaceous and pungent side of sauvignon, as well as those tropical guava and passion fruit notes. This result was helped by using grapes grown on the thin soil of their sun drenched steep slope in “aurore” block.
“This is a complex wine; half was aged in neutral oak which clearly benefitted the full texture. It begins with aromas of lime, with herbal, almost salty notes on the palate, along with flavours of lime and gooseberry. The wine is vibrant on the palate with a crisp and tangy finish.”91 points
Don’t delay, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is $35, available through the winery at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Le Vieux Pin Winery:
With first vintage released in 2005, Le Vieux Pin is named after the majestic old pine tree in their Oliver vineyard. The wines capture the essence of French winemaking tradition, but with the fruit and character of the New World. Le Vieux Pin is dedicated to making wines that are elegant and focused, with great intensity of fruit.
Along with their sister winery, LaStella, they have upwards of 50 acres of prime vineyards in Oliver’s Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench, as well as the Osoyoos Lake district. In their commitment to excellence, they both practice low input viticulture and sustainable farming, employing deficit irrigation to achieve very low yields and complex, concentrated flavours in their grapes.