' Airfield Estates - 2015 Mourvedre | Washington State Wine
 

2016 Mourvedre

$35.00 per Bottle
 
 

Tasting Notes

This well-balanced vintage is very expressive of its varietal with aromas of black cherries, plums, and hints of white pepper. The palate is lush and velvety with flavors of licorice, black pepper, and toasted oak.

Vineyard Designation

100% Estate Grown

Winemaker Notes

Hand harvested from our estate vineyard at optimal ripeness, our Mourvèdre was combined with 5% whole clusters still on the stems, and 95% destemmed grapes but not crushed. After a 48-hour cold soak, the wine was warmed up and allowed to ferment as a wild ferment, meaning the grapes own native yeasts. Aggressive extraction up front that consisted of 2-3 pump overs per day, plus a delastage. A delastage is during fermentation, all the juice is separated from the skins then added back to skins. These techniques allow for optimal structure and mouthfeel of the wine and allows the grapes varietal to be expressed. Towards the end of alcoholic fermentation, pump overs were backed off as to not over extract this very delicate grape. After fermentation the wine was sent to several types of vessels ranging in size from 500L barrels to 225L barrels with a total of 25% new French Oak. Aged for 18 months.

Pairings

Cumin-Crusted Lamb Rack with Mole Sauce
Barbecued Turkey Skewers with Caramelized Sage Onions
Steak Au Poivre
Fontina or Camembert

Other Notes

Limited Release. Only 52 cases produced.
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Mourvedre
Varietal Composition
100% Mourvedre
Appellation Yakima Valley
Acid 6.9
PH 3.51
Ageability Now through 2024
Bottling Date 5/1/18
Alcohol % 13.7
Size Bottle