Mourvèdre 2018

$60.00

Common in the south-east of France (Bandol, anyone?), Mourvèdre has until this inaugural release only featured in our ‘GSM’ blend. Known by nearly 100 synonyms world-wide (including Mataro & Monastrell), this late-ripening variety has adapted to the warm, dry climate in Australia. In the more modest climate of the Yarra Valley, the variety’s potential for producing elegant yet savoury wines is being revealed.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark purple-indigo

Aroma: The bold bouquet is perfumed with rich red and dark berry fruits, exotic spice, soft rose petal, against the background of more savoury liquorice, olive, gunpowder, and cacao.

Palate: The youthful aromas carry through to the palate, revealing morello cherry and damson plum against subtle wood spice. It’s fine and persistent tannin structure produces an elegant finish. A delicious, all-purpose young wine.

Closure: Diam

Technical Notes

The generosity of the 2018 vintage provided sufficient Mourvèdre to create a new single-varietal wine after the Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2018 was assembled. Stock is very limited, with around 500 bottles produced.

Destemmed to avoid sappy, hard tannins, the small, thick-skinned berries impart deep colour, gamey and earthy flavours, firm tannin structure and palate length. The wine was fermented in small, open top vessels with a cultured yeast strain. Selected batches were macerated on skins for up to 21 days. The wine was aged in two barriques, a second-fill and an older barrel. In the 20 months élevage, the wine was racked three-times prior to bottling.

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