7 Bottles to Taste to Learn About Mourvedre

Released Spring Liberation: Apple, white peach, mint, buddleia, lime and tangerine zest team up for a winsome nose, then reassemble on a buoyant; subtly leesy and creamy; finely pearling palate, along with invigorating piquancy of fruit pit and crunch of lentil sprouts; smoky richness of nut oils, and mouthwateringly savory salinity. Showing surprising ripeness in the vintage, this medium to full-bodied effort has good acidity, solid mid-palate depth and plenty of length on the finish.

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The Supernova is a rustic blend of Mourvedre and Counoise. I suppose I need to drink faster! Red plum and Bing cherry, worn leather, dried tobacco and sweet wood unite with a palate laced in velvety red fruit, seared filet and dark chocolate.

Bandol AOP July 11, Herbal notes of sage and mint, along with vanilla, also appear on the opening. You have no idea how she makes Cladistics fun, but she does after a few shots. It was not intended to be that way. Fermented entirely as whole-cluster in a 4 ton concrete fermenter and then aged for 2 years in a gallon Foudre The grapes were harvested on September 1st, and fermentation for this vintage took place in open-top fermenters.

Foot crushed, whole cluster fermented in open top tanks, and aged in a combination of tanks Mellow tannins give this full-bodied wine a powerful yet approachable palate. So, aside from the aromatics, you get a textural impact from the stem inclusion. The Wine: January 17, Tell us more about what drew you to the whole cluster fermentation MB: Robert Parker.

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From the same estate vineyard as their eponymous wine, this The color, despite being a direct press, is more reminiscent of the shade I tend to associate with Spanish Rosatos, rather than its French cousins; a rich, deep orange-pink color that is deeper and more vibrant than salmon.

For a cigar pairing with this vintage, sip this wine while smoking a Muestra de Saka Nacatamale. International Wine Report. The grape goes by a few different names worldwide. Greg Gonnerman: Mary Elke planted Donnelly Creek vineyard in One of our varietal Rhone wines, Authenticity is a Syrah-based blend showing the power, structure and elegance of Northern Rhone grapes grown on the Paderewski Vineyard.

Whole Cluster Fermentation: Why, What & How

Read More United States Washington DB Organic Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc The hand harvested grapes are partially destemmed, crushed and fermented with whole clusters added back in open top fermenters for two to Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley Flickr user. Stay Connected. These techniques allow for optimal structure and mouthfeel of the wine and allows the grapes varietal to be expressed.

Bright red raspberry tinged with bay and sage and allied to red meat juiciness takes on increasingly smoky, piquantly fruit pit, as well as stony notes as it heads into a long, quite fascinating finish of infectious juiciness and refreshment.

Buy This Booze. Personification-wise, I feel that this wine is a woman vocalist inclined to Mezzo Soprano, preferring to sing classical pieces in Latin or Italian.

Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. I really enjoy the rustic, earthy quality of Arizona Mourvedre, and this particular blend has a nice bit of extra acidity, imparted by the Counoise. As the wine opens, additional notes of allspice, fennel, and tobacco emerge. Production Notes.