LE VIEUX PIN CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH A GRAN FONDO WINE
LE VIEUX PIN WINERY CELEBRATES WOODEN ANNIVERSARY WITH PROSPERA GRANFONDO AXEL MERCKX BIKE RACE
OLIVER, BC | June 2015 | Le Vieux Pin Winery has been a major supporter and official sponsor to the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx bike race for the past 5 years. This year the winery provides each race participant with a complimentary bottle of Le Vieux Pin’s limited edition 2013 La Flamme Rouge Merlot, produced exclusively for the 2015 PGAMO.
The 2013 La Flamme Rouge was created exclusively for the GranFondo race to celebrate their 5-year anniversary as partners. As ‘wood’ is the symbol of 5-years, the 13-month barrel aged merlot was chosen for this year’s race. This single vineyard, single varietal Merlot was hand picked and hand sorted, then fermented in small batches in 100% neutral French Oak barrels. The name was the result of a ‘name this wine’ competition and La Flamme Rouge was born, which indicates 1 km to go before the finish line in a bike race. A limited number are available to order from the winery:http://www.levieuxpin.ca/product/case-discounted/2013-petit-rouge-copy/
The event takes place in Penticton on Sunday July 12th, 2015 and is ranked one of the best in North America. Racers bike 160km on the most scenic route between Penticton and Oliver in the South Okanagan passing some of B.C.’s most beautiful vineyards with more than 1000 metres of elevation gain along the way. A halfway lunch and rest stop at Le Vieux Pin winery is also provided before the race travels north to finish in Penticton.
For more details about the race, visit http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com
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.
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