2015 Wrought Mourvèdre/Syrah
54% Mourvèdre | 46% Syrah
Stillwater Creek Vineyard | 319 Cases Produced | 14.3% Alcohol
This wine was crafted in the vineyard. We harvested our Syrah & Mourvèdre on the same day. Once in the winery, we loaded the grapes, whole-cluster, into one tank. After three of days of cold-soaking, we began delestage - draining off all of the juice, overnight, and pumping back over the top of the tank. This allows for a gentle extraction as the grapes break down under their own weight. After 6 days, the native fermentation became active. Primary fermentation lasted 20 days. At this point, we sealed the tank and allowed for an extended maceration that lasted for 4 weeks. We pressed and racked to barrel. No post-fermentation blending or any adjustments of any kind. As stated in the beginning, this wine was truly crafted in the vineyard.
Notes of roasted earth, root tincture, black pepper and bone broth dominate the nose on this wine. Once on the palate, the wine begins to unfold. Behind these tertiary aromatics, lay rich and layered black brambly fruits along with hints of charcuterie. The finish is savory, and lingers pleasantly with a set of nicely fine grained and elegant tannins along side balanced acidity that cleans the palate.