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2016 Brecon Mourvedre Adelaida

2014 Brecon Tannat

Would you believe the sixteen month absence of Mourvedre from the Brecon lineup has been described as the pain of unrequited love! “La douleur exquise”... The exquisite pain or the heartache of wanting something you can’t have. Indeed we skipped a vintage in 2015, as what little Mourvedre we had in went into our red Rhone blend program. Signature naturally sweet forest fruit characters, smooth but with excellent length. In fact it’s a fully ripe hilltop Mourvedre overlain with a framework of complex smoky and earthy notes found only in 1st class examples.

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Vintage2016
VarietalMourvedre
Varietal Composition100% 2016.
97.8% Adelaida Glen Rose Vyd.
85.8% Mourvedre Glen Rose
12% Syrah Durell Clone Glen Rose
2.2% Petite Sirah Monterey Mainini. Vyd.
AppellationAdelaida
VineyardGlen Rose
Acid0.55g/100ml
PH3.85
AgingDrink Now - 2025
Residual Sugar0.01g/100ml
Alcohol14.80%
Wine StyleDry red
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date01/12/2018
Cases Produced159

This can be classed as a single vineyard offering from the award winning Glenrose Vineyard. What makes this Kiler Canyon vineyard truly unique are the steeply terraced chalky soils carved from a southwest facing hilltop. These dramatic limestone terraces stress the vines. The resulting wines have excellent minerality and great ageing potential. Interestingly low yields, minerality, and aging potential are very similar to  certain benchmark Rhone vineyards.

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