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El Dorado Mourvedre

El Dorado Mourvedre Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: The El Dorado Mourvedre is 100% estate Mourvedre was aged in both neutral French oak barrels and puncheons. It has beautiful creamy notes of cherries and blueberries. Aromas of sage, and other piney spices mingle with earthy leathery qualities along with a pleasant varietal gaminess. The color is bright and dark more resembling a Syrah than a Mourvedre and is mouthfilling with a smooth finish. Have it with grilled foods and French fare like garlicy escargots, cheeses and especially paté.

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.
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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