Introducing LaStella’s Maestoso and Le Vieux Pin’s Retouche

LaStella and Le Vieux Pin wineries are proud to announce the release of two unique wines born of the hot 2009 summer: Maestoso and Retouche.

The Maestoso is LaStella’s flagship wine; the jewel in the crown of this successful Osoyoos winery. A solo Merlot, the heat of the 2009 growing season has contributed to a wine that shows exuberant, lush fruit and subtle yet exotic notes.

The Retouche is Le Vieux Pin’s first Cabernet Sauvignon vintage; General Manager of Le Vieux Pin and LaStella, Rasoul Salehi, details the origins of Retouche’s name: “Retouche pays homage to the historical practice of “Hermitaging” wines of Bordeaux during the 1800s. Retouche shows aromas of spicy red berries, black currants, tobacco leaves and grilled herb crusted meat.

Both Le Vieux Pin Retouch and La Stella Maestoso will soon be released in limited quantities to Wine Society members, online at and, as well as at many fine restaurants and wine merchants in British Columbia and beyond.