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Rosé of Mourvèdre

Rosé of Mourvèdre Wine Details

Description: We are very pleased to offer this true Bandol-style rosé, made from dedicated Mourvèdre fruit. After gently pressing whole clusters, we fermented the juice very slowly in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank, using yeasts isolated from the Rhône. This “pink wine” is dry, crisp, and refreshing.

Varietal Definition
As long as the weather is warm, Mourvedre ably tolerates a wide variety of soils. It is popular across the south of France, especially in Provence, where it is responsible for the greatness of Bandol, and many a fine red Cotes-du-Rhone. It is often blended in Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Languedoc makes it as a varietal. Spain uses it in many areas, including Valencia. In the United States, Mourvedre remains a minor factor for now, pursued by a few wineries that specialize in Rhone-style wines. The wine it produces can be quite pleasing, with medium weight, spicy cherry and berry flavors and moderate tannins. It ages well.


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