Mourvèdre is a rich and somewhat fuller-bodied grape variety, hailing from the north of Spain, but grown in abundance in the Rhône Valley. Here in McLaren Vale, it has found its home, thriving under the southern skies and embracing the coastal breezes. It is a slow ripening grape prized for its warm spice range and soft, lush tannins.
The multifaceted personality of Mourvèdre shines like a diamond in the 2022 vintage release. This complex wine slowly unveils its many layers to you as you sip. After the initial lifted aromatics of musk, roasted spice and sarsaparilla, there are more grounding notes of earth and charr. On the palate this carries through with star anise emerging alongside dense, dark fruit.
Mourvèdre is best paired with a rich meal, high in concentrated umami flavours. Try it with soy-glazed shitake mushrooms, cooked over the hot coals of a hibachi grill.
Time in tomb: 8+ years