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The inspiration for Petit Rouge was to make a wine that adheres to the same standards and level of care as the rest of the wines at Le Vieux Pin, and yet is more accessible upon release. Made from the fruit of younger vines, Petit Rouge offers a big bang for your buck.
This year’s blend is comprised of mostly Merlot, thanks to a gorgeously balanced crop. The sun, moon, and stars all lined up for Merlot in 2014. Syrah, albeit a smaller part of the blend, still makes its presence known both on the nose and on the palate, which is lively and harmonious. The great balance of fruit, tannin, and acid makes this wine quite versatile.
Food Pairings: This beauty goes well with so many different dishes. While it is perfectly fine to drink this wine on its own, it will shine brightest at the dinner table with food. Pair it with a variety of red meat, cheese, and casual favourites.
Awards & Ratings
- Treve Ring, Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Petit Rouge is Le Vieux Pin wine made with younger grapes, usually sporting higher yields. In 2015 the blend is mostly of merlot and cabernet sauvignon that were easily ripened in 2014 and a small amount of syrah. This light fresh round red wine you can drink now with grilled lamb chops, hamburgers, pasta and or beef dishes. Friendly but complex enough to entice the discriminating drinker.
- 87 points, Anthony Gismondi