Posts Tagged ‘Mourvedre’

2010 Grenache Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Bedford-2010Grenache-200We consistently produce an uncharacteristically well concentrated, rich, ruby red Grenache that earns its own bottling every year. An 38 month stay in French oak barrels, 25% new, tones the fruit character creating a wine of strength and grace. It is very aromatic with a fragrant, spicy nose of ripe raspberries, plums, candied dark cherries, clove, rose hip, mint tea, and an earthy spice that carries through to the palate. A mosaic of tannins supports the fruit and creates a supple, full body and lingering finish.  Pair this wine with grilled and roasted meats, mushrooms, and dark fowl such as duck – flavors that harmonize with the earthiness of the wine. Magnums only (1.5L): $100.00 (very limited)

2010 Mourvèdre, Santa Barbara County

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

10425_4-Mourvedre-10-webMourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, the Valencia and Jumilla denominación de origens of Spain. Though seldom seen as a single varietal, it definitely deserves its own bottling.  We give this wine all the care needed to maximize its best attributes including “delestage”, a procedure by which red grape juice must is pumped over to promote aeration for a uniform fermentation. The process deconstructs the fruit to eventually construct a wine that optimizes the aromatics, flavor, and texture. When fermentation was complete, the Mourvèdre was put to barrel for 36 months, 20% new oak. Dark, opaque and dense, the rich black currant, plum fruit character is enhanced by a spicy, clove fragrance and an intriguing forest scent. Perhaps its finest feature is the incredible texture with silky tannins that unfold the fascinating flavors. Magnums Only (1.5L): $100.00 (very limited)

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