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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Violette
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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Violette 2018

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCuvée Violette started as a fun, early drinking style with prominent floral notes, but it is evolving with the vines and the winemaker. The latest is a more luxurious, meatier style but with a soft texture. Winemaker Severine Pinte likes to coferment one percent viognier with her south Okanagan syrah to keep a sense of elegance and mystery. From here, the wine is aged ten months in bare concrete and large oak foudre before an additional half a year in smallneutral French barriques. I love the floral red fruit aromas and the dark plum, smoke and pepper. All of this and only 13.5 percent alcohol. Well done.Tasted: 16 June 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.99 winery online, grocery, VQA and select private retailers Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct (BC), Empson (AB), Lifford (ON), Belanger (QC)
Blend: Shiraz - ViognierCSPC: 770842UPC: 808755020478