One of a number of warm vintages, the 2016 harvest gave us everything the Mourvèdre grape has promised in the past. The nose is earth and spice, almost brambly in character. On the palate, strawberry tones and a dustiness reminiscent of an ancient wine cave. And yes, as always there is pepper, more subtle but certain to grow in character as it ages in the bottle.
Wine flavors are derived from specific components: sugar, acid, fruit, tannin and alcohol. Foods also have flavor components, such as fat, acid, salt, sugar and bitter. The most successful food and wine pairings feature complementary components, richness and textures.
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