April 2015 |

Wine Shout: Review 2014 Vaila Pinot Noir Rose

from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, again harkens back to old Europe with its richer nose leading to being bone dry on the palate. Thereโ€™s rhubarb and an almost creamy richness that is subtle on the nose (thank the Pinot Noir grape for this). Lovely, long finish will put a smile on your face. The Le Vieux Pin team approaches rosรฉ with the ideology that the grapes need to be cultivated for the wine you are going to make, so crop levels are kept lower and the grapes are picked earlier than if the Pinot Noir grapes were meant for a red wine. Itโ€™s an old school, old world approach that allows for the fruit to shine and to maintain vibrant acidity.