Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Maison Smith Monpetit Tempranillotext

Maison Smith Monpetit Tempranillo 2022

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMaison Smith Montpetit is located at the heart of the lower Similkameen Valley, Canada’s organic winemaking capital. The vineyard is a mix of French and Italian grape varieties, not to mention this tempranillo. The winemaking is all about minimal intervention to let the site and grapes express themselves, and may I say, wow, this is a knockout first effort from owner, president, winemaker, and director Erich Smith-Peter. The texture and fruit components of this wine are as one. Fresh, juicy dark cherry and plum carries density and length, perfectly managed tannins, and a touch of desert scrub from the Similkameen environment. Impressive.Tasted: 13 April 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$34.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Maison Smith Montpetit Bottega and VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino/Tinta del Toro/AragonezUPC: 696852141147