WINEMAKING / TASTING NOTES
Mourvedre is quite the popular grape variety in Europe. Probably originating in the Spanish Mediterranean area and is commonly grown in the southern Rhone area. It’s also gained a stronghold in California and is primarily used in blending or as a varietal wine with smaller wineries. The name doesn’t carry the cache in the marketplace so you probably won’t find any bottles at the liquor stores.
The grape is known for tannins and gamey fruit and our wine fits the bill. This wine is an “N/V as we call it, or non-vintage wine, meaning we blended two different growing years together for this bottling. The 2021 is deep, full bodied and robust, aged in oak barrels. The 2022 is still in stainless steel and is up front fruity. It completely makes sense to blend the two together, body and mouthfeel from the 21 with great fruit from the 2022.
Great structure when you taste it. Lots of fruit, but gamey fruit, if that makes sense. Long, lingering finish.
Vintage: 2021 and 2022| Variety: Mourvedre | Appellation: Amador County, CA
Acid 0.78| PH 3.71| Alcohol % 12.9| Residual Sugar .0%
Price: $20 per bottle