2016 Wallula Vineyard Mourvèdre

2016 Wallula Vineyard Mourvèdre
2016 Wallula Vineyard Mourvèdre
  • 100% Wallula Vineyard Mourvèdre  •  We love to showcase this relatively rare Washington State grape especially when sourced from Wallula Vineyard which is one of the best sites for this unique grape.
Tasting notes

Thrusting out of the glass are aromas of crushed granite rock, black cherry, cranberry, minerality, dried thyme, and white pepper.  The Mourvèdre tastes very fresh, lively, lithe, and delicious.  The flavors have a black cherry core that is wrapped with minerality, white pepper, and wind-blown desert herbs.  The tannins are restrained and the acidity will cut through many cuisines like a samurai.

Production notes

As an experiment, we removed the bottom 1/3 of each cluster in half the Mouvèdre Block and the other half we left the clusters as we would normally adjust them.  This experiment is the Rhône technique of cutting off the bottom of the cluster to increase ripeness and retain higher acidity.  The two lots were hand harvested on the same day yet kept separate throughout the native yeast fermentation and into barrel.  The wine from the cut clusters was slightly higher in acidity, fruitier, and had more freshness than the control lot of wine.  The control was earthier and more peppery.  Before bottling, both lots were combined.

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Vintage2016
VarietalMourvèdre
Varietal Composition100% Mourvèdre
AppellationHorse Heaven Hills
VineyardWallula Vineyard
Sugar0.6 g/L
Acid5.1 g/L
PH3.93
Alcohol14.70%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/16/2018
Cases Produced226

100% Wallula Vineyard Mourvèdre

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