Tamboerskloof Mourvédre (Meevaller) 2021

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Description

Only 3 barrels produced.

 

What makes the Mourvèdre 2021 exceptional is the combitnation of weight and texture with a youthful freshness. The medium-light colour and the attractive strawberry and spice on the nose suggest a light bodied, even frivolous, wine. However, the leather, tobacco box and mocha notes allude to something more. With the fresh entry fresh showing sour cherry and strawberry the wine moves to good weight on the mid-pallet and texture all-round with hints of oak; vanilla and spice. The finish of the wine lingers on with chocolate and cherry, yet stays focussed due to a good acidity level.

WINEMAKING RECORD

Bunches are picked in 17kg crates at a balling of 22.6, sorted, destemmed, resorted and crushed slightly. Using gravity, the grapes are transported to an open square stainless-steel tank. Juice is fermented at 25 degrees Celsius and left for 14 days for maceration – 30% whole bunch fermented.

The wine is matured for 15 months in second fill, 500L French oak.

Only 3 barrels produced.

GRAPES

Mourvèdre Clone MT-11

ASPECT

North Facing

ALTITUDE

170-180 m above MSL

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13.7 % volume
Total Acid: 5.4 g/l
pH: 3.45
Residual Sugar: 1.85 g/l

CELLARING POTENTIAL

3+ years

AGE OF VINES

2001

FOOD PAIRING

The wine will pair well with venison accompanied by some berries and fresh sage.

Additional information

Wines

1 x 750ml, 6 x Bottles (case)