Le Vieux Pin WineryEquinoxe Syrah 2019Product code: 13644
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Le Vieux Pin Winery Equinoxe Syrah is a beautiful example of a classic Syrah from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. This wine is a deep, inky hue with aromas of black fruit, smoked meat, and spicy herbs. On the palate, it is full-bodied with velvety tannins, a rich texture, and flavors of dark fruit, black pepper, and espresso. The finish is long and complex, with hints of smoky oak and a touch of minerality. Equinoxe Syrah is a wine that can be enjoyed tonight or years down the road with proper cellaring. It is a perfect wine to pair with roasted meats, hearty stews, or a juicy steak.
The 2014 Équinoxe Syrah is comprised of fruit grown in various sub-appellations in the South Okanagan Valley: the Black Sage Bench and Osoyoos West Bench, East Bench and Lake District. A traditionally made Syrah in the sense that the sum is considered greater than the parts (lieu-dit trumping single cru à la Chez Jamet, JL Chave, Clape). The resulting effort is a very complex wine with a medium+ garnet colour that perfectly and effortlessly combines elements of both old world and new world styles. This monumental wine is at the same time feminine and masculine – it has grace and power, spice and florals, game and savoury notes. Yin and yang come together to showcase a perfectly balanced Syrah.
About the Winery
Situated in Oliver in British Columbia, the Le Vieux Pin Winery is a Canadian grower of grapevines and producer of wines. It lies on the Black Sage Bench road along the southern region of the Okanagan Valley. This region is known for its numerous wineries. Even among all the present wine producers there, the Le Vieux Pin is a notable name.
Le Vieux Pin and its sister winery, the LaStella, are operated and run by the Enotecca Wineries and Resorts. It is a holding company under the ownership of the entrepreneurs Saeedeh Salem and Sean Salem. The winery, named after a pine tree lying on the vineyard’s northwest corner, opened its doors in 2006 under its two owners.
Le Vieux Pin managed to garner and amass significant fame and interest from people all across the globe in 2005 after the release of its first vintage wine. The winery captures and incorporates the essence of conventional winemaking in the French style. It also implements a bold and distinct New World quality and character indigenous to the region in its wines. Le Vieux Pin believes in the essence of engaging in organic and sustainable farming practices for the sake of the land and its workers. They ensure chemical-free cultivation to safeguard the health of its customers and tasters.
Considered a leading and up-and-coming Syrah producer by the national wine industry, Le Vieux Pin utilises non-interfering winemaking and viticulture of low input. It does so to create exclusive vintages that transcend the limits of place and time. It aims to produce wines that can get savoured internationally and nationally. Fortunately for all involved individuals, the Okanagan Valley is one of the best regions to grow grapevines. It features a unique climate with various soils and latitude that promote the growth of the plants.