Terre Rouge, Mourvèdre
Staff Pick
Organic

Terre Rouge, Mourvèdre - 2012

Item # 39322 750mL
$32.96/ Single Bottle
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$395.52 $355.97/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
Region
Sub-Region
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Dark plums and solid tannins are showcased in this elegant dry red wine made from old Mourvèdre vines. Winemaker Bill Easton releases his wines when he thinks they're ready for consumption - a luxury by most winemaking standards.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Sierra Foothills wine region is a large swath of the wild west scattered with gold rush towns straddling several national parks. There is considerable variation in wine production as it covers such a wide area, but a unifying combination is high altitude mountain side vineyards with the hot climate of interior California. The results are wine making gold. Unfiltered, pure Mourvedre captures the energy of this experimental region. A lavish, oily texture is dominated by plums, dates and tobacco leaves on the finish. Emblematic of California casual this is a fine wine for relaxing in the great outdoors.

- TD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


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