Our second harvest yielded a wine of a beautiful, elegant nature that summoned the spirit of its original owner, Simone or “Sim” as she was affectionately known to the family. We harvested two of our favorite varietals from the estate vineyard in early October: Grenache and Mourvèdre, and chose to co-ferment them, interspersing whole cluster Grenache with destemmed Mourvèdre in a stainless steel fermenter. The result is an incredibly juicy, yet refined expression of how the two varietals pair, truly hand in hand – the red fruit-driven Grenache, with the refreshing acidity of Mourvèdre.
This wine was bottled in the spring of 2018. With intense garrigue aromas on the nose – think fields of lavender, thyme and rosemary – and a wonderfully juicy palate of brambly fruits like strawberries and blackberries, candied violets, crushed gravel, bergamot peel and perennial pantry baking spices such as cardamom and cinnamon. Welcoming notes of sucre file, ripe red raspberries and salted licorice billow from the glass, only to be accentuated by mouth-coating tannins and punctuated with a fresh palate-pleasing finish.