Mourvèdre Nouveau

Mourvèdre Nouveau


Harkening to the fresh and vibrant Beaujolais wines of France, this translucent, low- alcohol red wine is light-hearted and fun, with juicy, spicy flavors.  For me the flavors are of red cherries, berries, and cranberries.  The time to enjoy this wine is now.


A small batch of Mourvèdre wine grapes was whole-bunch (carbonic) fermented to dryness with natural yeast.  The result is a gently tannic, nicely structured wine you can enjoy any time of day.  Imagine pouring this wine with brunch, as you spread out a picnic, when you relax at the beach, or at any convivial gathering.  Or on a Wednesday, no special occasion required.  No tie, no jacket, no problem! 


Winemaking Notes.  Starting with a small batch of just-barely-ripe, well-tended San Joaquin County Mourvèdre from a single vineyard, the opportunity to experiment with whole-bunch, stems-and-all (carbonic) fermentation beckoned.  Traditional foot-stomping ensued.  Fermentation kicked off with natural yeast, and once dry, the wine was aged in a large-format (500-liter) neutral American oak barrel.  Bottled March 6, 2020.  11.5 % alcohol by vol.

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