2015 Mourvèdre, Heart of the Hill
2015 Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills
350 cases produced
Uniting Red Mountain’s intensity, brilliant acidity, and tannin structure with Horse Heaven’s lush fruit flavors and texture; we have created a wine that offers juicy plum, blackberry, cassis and savory flavors with hints of wet stone. A rich, layered mouthfeel and bright finish complement the intense aromas.
Vineyards: 58% Alder Ridge / 42% Coyote Canyon
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Varietal: 100% Mourvedre
Coyote Canyon Vineyard Mourvedre was planted on what was a gravel bar of the great Missoula Floods in the Horse Heaven Hills. This steep and stony hillside is layered with gravel and caliche and has unencumbered southern exposure.
Alder Ridge Vineyard yields wines of intensity and purity. Planted in a bowl along the banks of the Columbia River, with one of the longest growing seasons in the state, it is ideal for reliably ripening Mediterranean varietals.
The fruit was hand harvested and 80% de-stemmed with no crushing, mixed with 20% whole clusters. Native fermentation occurred in 33 hectoliter concrete cubes, with a max temp of 81 degrees, twice daily pump-overs and early delestage. This bottling contains 100% free run juice that was aged in concrete cubes (90%) and older french oak barrels. Unfined. A light, polish filtration preceded bottling. 16 months elevage.
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2005 was the first vintage we produced Mourvedre.