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Mourvèdre "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard"

Mourvèdre "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard" Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Berries, English saddle leather (minus the horse sweat), structure, depth: I'll be hard-pressed to do this again. Only 46 cases produced.

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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