Mourvèdre

After showcasing Mourvèdre two years in a row as our 2013 and 2014 Creativity, we realized we were madly in love this wine and needed to make it a permanent member of our Epoch family.  2015 was our first bottling of Mourvèdre by its own name, and we hope to release it every year if Mother Nature gives us the fruit to do so.  As one would suspect, this wine will always be Mourvèdre dominant (though it may be assisted by small amounts of other varieties depending on the vintage) and will consistently reflect the pure essence and unique quality that makes Mourvèdre such a distinct and exciting grape.

 

 

2016 Mourvèdre

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Catapult Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: One rocky shale west-facing slope
Ethnicity: 100% Mourvèdre
Siblings: 230 Cases Produced

 

MY STATS

Birthdate: September 26, 2016
Rearing: Fermented in concrete tank
Education: Aged 18 months in French oak mid-sized barrels and puncheons (31% new)
GPA: 3.82 pH | 6.0 g/L TA | 15.6% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled May 24, 2018| Debut: Released Fall 2019 | Prime Eligibility: 2021 – 2028

 

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI

A wine unto itself, the 2016 Mourvèdre cannot be held to any definition of variety. Thought-provoking and full of energy, this single bottling brings to the forefront fruit, spice and minerality. Ripe pluot (plum + apricot), rhubarb, blueberries, sassafras and roses combine with a mouthwatering salinity, wet earth & stone, white pepper and fresh oak forest. This wine is so interesting now; it will be exciting to see how it evolves with age.

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Scores: Jeb Dunnuck 97+, Vinous 95, Wine Advocate 93
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2015 Mourvèdre

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Catapult Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Well-drained shale hillsides with southwestern exposures
Ethnicity: 75% Mourvèdre | 25% Grenache
Siblings: 80 Cases Produced

 

MY STATS

Birthdate: September 23, 2015 | Birth Weight: 26.6° Brix
Rearing: Co-fermented 100% whole cluster in one 1-ton bin
Education: Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons
GPA: 3.93 pH | 5.4 g/L TA | 15.2% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 3, 2017  | Debut: Released Fall 2018 | Prime Eligibility: 2020-2026

 

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI

Our inaugural Mourvèdre is about as nerdy and hip as a wine can be. Produced from fermenting 100% whole clusters of 75%
Mourvèdre and 25% Grenache together, this wine speaks purity, sense of place and the many different gears Mourvèdre can deliver. Juicy and spicy, this fun wine oscillates between white pepper, crushed raspberries, autumn leaves, wet rocks and rose petals.

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Scores: Wine Advocate 95+, Jeb Dunnuck 94, Vinous 94