This wine is defined by typical Mourvedre aromas of bright red fruits, minerality, graphite, and baking spices from the oak aging. The Syrah adds texture and soft tannins to this blend and is contrasting in its red fruit aromas and flavors. On the palate, this wine has vibrant acidity, reminiscent of orange peel soft tannins, and a very long finish.
The grapes for this blend all come from the estate vineyard. Vine age averages about 30 years for both varieties. The inspiration for this wine was to create a GSM blend.
These grapes were hand-harvested on October 9th and October 10. Fermentation consisted of a 3-day cold soak and a 10-day fermentation. The final blend consists of 60% Mourvedre, and 40% Syrah. The wine was barrel-aged in 40% new French and 60% neutral oak for 18 months.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine would pair well with grilled meat such as skirt steak, tri-tip, braised short ribs, or kebabs. It also could be paired well with cheese and charcuterie pairings such as stilton, gorgonzola, parmesan, and aged gruyere.