La Clarine Farm 2016 'Alto' Mourvedre, Sierra Foothills
Item Number: 11334
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 11.7
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic
Elevation: 2,900 feet
Case Production: 213
Terroir: This new bottling is from a vineyard site on old, deep volcanic soils and an elevation of 2,900 feet. Tightly spaced, head trained vines are planted on an old apple orchard just east of Placerville.
Winemaking Notes: Alto Mourvèdre was whole cluster fermented and aged in a combination of puncheons and tanks. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered with a mere 20ppm of sulfites.
Tasting Notes: The aromatic character of this wine shows classic El Dorado County Mourvèdre plum and citrus peel aromas. There’s a note of freshly tilled soil in there as well, common from the volcanic soils. Enjoy plum skin flavors, savory, thyme, mushroom and a bright acidity. Everything wraps up in a long finish with fine tannins. Alto Mourvèdre is suitable for a wide variety of meals.