2018 Austin Hope Mourvedre

2018 Austin Hope Mourvedre

2018 Austin Hope Mourvedre

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$65.00
/ 750ML
SKU: CGAH018MVBO12USA

An explosion of dark fruit and beautiful round tannins. This wine pairs well with rich foods like beef short ribs, barbeque and portobello mushrooms. A full bodied, rustic red wine that is exclusive to the Tasting Cellar.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Mourvedre
Appellation
Templeton Gap, Paso Robles AVA
Acid
.61g/100ml
pH
3.76
Alcohol %
15
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
An explosion of dark fruit and beautiful round tannins. This wine pairs well with rich foods like beef short ribs, barbeque and portobello mushrooms. A full bodied, rustic red wine that is exclusive to the Tasting Cellar.
Vineyard Notes
The 2018 growing season gave us near-normal rainfall, after a “Miracle March” of heavier rains. Spring conditions were mild with only a few weeks of exception. July brought a short period of very warm weather that slowed vine growth and berry sizing. Fortunately, moderate weather for the remainder of the growing season enabled vines to thrive. Leading up to harvest, the typical warm autumn weather provided even berry development and maturity. The result was predicted yields, high fruit quality with concentrated flavors and balanced acidity.
Winemaker Notes
Clone 369 (France) and 233 (France) Mourvèdre Grapes were hand-picked and fermented in five-ton, open-top tanks. After daily pump-overs (for color and tannin extraction) for 10 days, the tanks were tasted and analyzed for their tannin and structure to determine the length of extended maceration. The wines were held on their skins for an additional 30 days before they were barreled down into 50% new and 50% once used French oak barrels where they aged for 24 months. The Grenache was racked once during aging and a second time to create the final blend just prior to bottling in January of 2021.