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.