Exclusive Circle Wine 'Puncheon 5302' Grenache-Mourvedre
During the development of the 2008 Grenache-Mourvedre we were faced with a perplexing choice and it was all our winemaker's fault. So, we bottled both. This second bigger structural blend was actually blended in one of the Grenache puncheons numbered 5302PM.
Heady blend of red cherries, rhubarb, mulberry, toast and nutmeg.
A mid palate fruit bomb of plums, cherries, quince and candy musk, beautifully finished by toast, dark chocolate and soft but well structured tannins. A wine ideally matched with fine food.
Grenache & Mourvedre harvested from 14° Baumé and fermented on skins for 8 days and pressed to 1 to 4 -year-old French puncheons. This slow maturation for 16 months in the large format oak has preserved the fruit and enhanced the texture, while softening the tannins. The composition of the wine is Grenache 70% and Mourvedre 30%.
- Alcohol 14.5%
While this wine is approachable from mid 2010, it will continue develop complexity in the bottle over the next couple of years.
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