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If you have not had the pleasure of experiencing the wines of vinAmité this is the perfect opportunity. vinAmité wines make perfect gifts for any wine lover on your list. This wonderful, family run winery “hiding in plain sight” in Oliver, BC creates some wonderful wines that you will be pleased to serve this holiday season.
Recomended for your holiday gift giving:
vinAmité Chansom d’Amour
“Intoxicating aromas of wildflowers bring you home to a new favourite blend.”
A joyful, lively wine with a floral and fruit-forward aroma, a balanced taste, and a soft minerality, with notes of honeysuckle, apricots, pear and orange. Sit back and breathe easy with this refreshing and sophisticated companion.
36% Pinot Gris, 35% Pinot Blanc and 29% Orange Muscat.
vinAmité Petit Claret
“This first red in our popular Trinity Collection of red blends delivers tasty satisfaction blended to perfection. ”
Essence of cooked black cherries, plums and strawberry jam combined with hints of spice, liquorice, cocoa and anise, surrounded by supple tannins and subtle minerality. This is the anticipated meeting of Old World tradition with the excitement of New World discoveries. Let the magic begin with the first of the Trinity Collection!
78% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc.
“Compass has become a benchmark and the most popular red blend in our portfolio, often selling out first. ”
Aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry bring you front and centre to the taste of black currant, blueberry, nutmeg, clove and leather, all rolled into a nice bundle of soft, smooth tannins with a hint of vanilla on the finish. This lovely wine, the second in the Trinity, is reminiscent of a relaxing afternoon in a Bordeaux sidewalk bistro.
39% Merlot, 29% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
vinAmité Hidden Corner
“This red blend remains faithful to wine lovers as a complex blend that keeps on giving with every satisfying sip. Enjoy now, or hide it in a corner of your cellar!”
Fresh fruit-forward aromas with the sweet smell of pipe tobacco followed by blackberries, anise and blueberry jam, with a gentle blend of vanilla and chocolate that leaves you wanting more. Earthy yet soft, complex yet elegant, this wine is crafted for those occasions when you can devote your full attention to the beauty of a traditional Bordeaux-style wine.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec.
vinAmité Petit Verdot
“This rare 100% Petit Verdot offering is a Special Release with only a limited number of cases. ”
This wine holds no compromise in displaying the true nature of this rare grape, a spectacular dance of blueberry cobbler, caramel, and anise. Petit Verdot needs extra tender love and care, along with Mother Nature’s nurturing. Delicate, smooth and silky undertones with warm winter spice and green olive tapenade. Enjoy a bottle now, but cellar more for later.
“The second release of our Port-style: Ouest. Enjoy after dinner with an array of aged cheeses, (check out our deli case). Who needs dessert?”
This gentle giant has been aging for five years, hiding in the back of the barrel room. Stewed plum, dark berries and a hint of cassis on the nose; balanced notes of herbs with a hint of vanilla on the palette. Yours to savour or share with that special someone.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah.
vinAmité Barrel Program
A touch of Oak in every bottle
Our barrel program consists mostly of new and used French oak barrels from different sources and of different toasts, and also includes some American oak barrels in certain cases to add to our style of wines. All our wines, both whites and reds, benefit from either a touch of oak or go through their aging process in our barrel room for up to two years. Our new Ouest wine will remain in barrels for four years and longer.
The vinAmité Story
Small is the new big
For nearly two decades, our grapes were sold to well-known Wineries throughout the Valley. Since 2013, our grapes have stayed where they’re grown on their own terroir and turned into fine estate wines in small quantities. Our grapes are no longer hiding in plain sight. From grape to bottle, our winery is devoted to traditional French varietals made by the Coulombe family in a blend of old and new approaches. What was lost is now found: vinAmité Cellars, a family of boutique wines to call your own. Small is the new big. Bienvenue!
Hiding in plain sight.
5381 Hwy 97, Oliver BC,
Wine notes courtesy of the winery. Images MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature.