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Le Vieux Pin Ava
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Le Vieux Pin Ava 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNamed for winemaker Sevrine Pinte's daughter, this is a blend of viognier (50 percent), 32 roussanne and the remainder marsanne, sourced from North Oliver and Black Sage Bench. This spent six months in 58 percent French oak barrels and puncheons, with the balance in stainless steel (six percent of the wood was new). The oiliness of the viognier is expressed with the sage brush of the area, on top of some lovely savoury lees. Medium bodied, this carries bright acacia, honeysuckle, orchard fresh apricot finishing with a lingering spice and impression of elegance.Tasted: 20 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct (BC), Empson (AB), Lifford (ON), Belanger (QC)
Blend: Viognier - Roussanne - MarsanneCSPC: 837054UPC: 808755011544