2019 Equinoxe Viognier
The third-ever release of a 100% Viognier wine from Le Vieux Pin. After nearly a decade of growing these precious grapes, we finally realized the potential of a very special subplot we are growing these vines on. A measly single barrel (22 cases) output only, but what a jewel of a wine. The nose is a myriad of crushed rocks mingling with exotic tropical notes and even more exotic floral nectars. There is an intriguing saline note in the wine which keeps the fruit/foral dance composed and restrained. On the palate, the wine enters with lushness but quickly pulls back with a solid spine of acidity and dry extract. Never overbearing nor lacking. Equinoxe Viognier is a wine that manages to hit that sweet spot of taking the very best of both the old world and the new
Smoked Salmon and tropical fruit sushi rolls are a favourite pairing. Pan-fried Veal in cream, morel and Provencal herbs sauce is another winner.
Black Sage Bench
Le Grand Pin
Mostly sand and clay with few pockets of gravel loam
|Age of Vines||11 years old|
9 months in a single re-used French oak barrel
Twice a week for the first 4 months, then once a week for the remaining 5 months.