Le Vieux Pin Releases the Next Vintages of Limited Edition Ã‰quinoxe
This past Friday, the eve of the fall Equinoxe, Le Vieux Pin released the limited edition Ã‰quinoxe wines to wine society members and select restaurants.
The Ã‰quinoxe tier was born in 2006 out of a single parcel of then 14 year old Cabernet Franc vines in the La Feuille D’or (golden leaf) vineyard on the Golden Mile. The half ton of exceptional fruit harvested was carefully hand-sorted and hand de-stemmed. A natural fermentation and aging in special-order French Oak barrels, led to the production of an outstanding vintage that showed the paradox of ripe new world fruit along with taut old world structure and elegance. This wine set the benchmark for all Le Vieux Pin Ã‰quinoxe selections to follow.
The upcoming releases of Ã‰quinoxe are:
2009 Syrah – Stags and Lavender Ridge vineyard, 5-10 year old vines (7 barrels or 160 Cases) $70/btl
2010 Chardonnay – Combret vineyard, 39 year old vines (3 barrels or 72 Cases) $60/btl
2009 Merlot (spring 2013) – La Feuille D’or vineyard, 17 year old vines (2 barrels or 50 Cases) $70/btl
2009 Cabernet Franc – (tentative, we are waiting to see what develops)
Wines are available directly from the winery in limited quantities and at select restaurants, www.levieuxpin.ca.