Mourvèdre is a relatively late ripening varietal, thriving on sun-drenched hillsides like the Wahluke Slope’s StoneTree Vineyard. Red plum, wild rose and garrigue notes are on display here, framed beautifully by the grape’s meaty and peppery character. Fresh on the palate, the wine finishes with a dried herb component and ripe, plush tannins. The subtle earthy tones of this wine intertwine wonderfully with juicy, wild, and brambly fruit, resulting in a charmer that is delicious on release and can be cellared for at least 7 years.
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Red meats and game particularly with mushroom and pepper sauces, wild boar, pork chops, and roasted, spice driven vegetable dishes like Morrocan chicken or smoked cauliflower steaks will pair nicely with Mourvèdre.
Behind the Wine
2020 StoneTree Mourvèdre
The extraordinary diversity of Washington wine is on full display at StoneTree Vineyard, where Tedd Wildman grows 16 wine grape varietals. Here, at the center of the warm and dry Wahluke Slope, Mourvèdre reaches maturity very early in the harvest season while retaining varietal character and freshness.
At an altitude of 930 ft. to 1,250 ft. above sea level on the South slope of Saddle Mountain, StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope is 250 acres and grows 16 varietals.
Cold soaked 24 hours, fermented on skins 10-15 days, partial native yeast, aged 20 months in 100% neutral French oak.