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The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in color, high in extract, flavor, aroma and tannin.
Grenache also thrives in hot climates and warm soils, producing deep purple, sugar-rich, burly ripe fruit, it offers a cornucopia of dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice with an explosively mouth filling texture and deceptively heady alcohol.
Mourvèdre also favors a warm climate and abundant. The tiny berries are deep blue-violet in color, with extremely thick skins and high sugars, acidity, color and tannin, making Mourvèdre an excellent contributor of structure and density in the blend.
Mourvèdre is an especially good foil for Grenache’s lusher, low-acid, and low-tannin fruit. The three grapes together make for a blend of length, power, and fruitiness and above all, balanced intensity of flavor.
: Barbecued ribs, filet mignon, lamb chops, classic pan-fried pork chops and Roquefort cheese
: With it’s strong flavors and aromas of black fruits and bold tannins, this wine won’t tend to reward early drinking, but rather will develop impressive finesse and complexity after a year in bottle.
16 liters / 4.2 US Gallons, Yields 23 liters / 6 US Gallons.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks
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