Podcast #48 – Closeup on Pinot Noir

We’ve all seen Sideways. Maybe you’ve read “The Heartbreak Grape” by Marq De Villiers. Maybe it’s the only red wine that you drink and you get all tingley when you remember drinking a special bottle of a Grand Cru. Winemakers love the challenge of trying to make a truly great and memorable bottle. There’s no denying that something is special about Pinot Noir.

So we’ll take a look at this fussy grape this week and try out a version from Eau Vivre who are located in the Similkameen Valley. Since we recorded this podcast, I have learned that the 2007 that we tasted in this episode is now sold out at the winery and the 2008 is now available. I’m also happy to report that the 2008 is just as good and though it is a little hidden at the moment, it should open up nicely.

So sit back, grab a glass of your favorite pinot noir and enjoy!

Also in this podcast:

I have not yet received a correct answer from last week’s quiz question. It was a tricky one, but it you think you know what the answer is (I need the name of both wineries), please send me an email at winecountrybc@yahoo.com. First email through with the correct answer will get a copy of the Wineries of the Okanagan map by Environ Geomatics.

2 thoughts on “Podcast #48 – Closeup on Pinot Noir

  1. Re Podcast #48: Thank you so much for the glowing comments on our 2007 Pinot Noir. A couple of points to add to your, this wine did win a gold medal at the 2010 All Canadian Wine Championships this spring, so you are not the only ones that like it. The price point on this wine is $19.00 / bottle, hopefully making it affordable, and although we are sold out at the winery, there is still 50 cases being distributed to VQA stores and private stores and Licensed establishments in the interior. Sorry, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland has already gone through their supply, but have now started consuming the EauVivre 2008 Pinot Noir.
    Again, thank you so much for your coverage of our wine. Unfortunately, our tasting room is closed now for the season, but will re-open in the spring, so please stop by and meet us, and try some of our newly released wines.

    • Thanks for your comments Dale, glad you enjoyed the podcast. I’m also very happy to find out from a recent tasting at the fall wine festival that the ’08 Pinot Noir is quite consistant with the ’07 that we tasted on the podcast. Consistancy is always a good thing in my book. Cheers!

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