Mourvèdre
FORGERON SOCIÉTÉ

2013 Mourvèdre

HEART OF THE HILL VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN

2013 Was a very warm growing season in Washington. May and June saw large fluctuations from record high temps to downright cool, and there were three times the average rainfall in June. Summer was consistently hot, but things took a sudden turn in mid-September and we had a near-perfect finish to the growing season with a big increase in flavors and overall concentration as the nights started getting cool.

$46 ($39.10)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.7 % by volume
  • Aged 16 months
  • pH 3.92
  • TA .51
  • Barrel Program 100% neutral French oak
  • Harvested Date October 2013
  • Barreled Date October 2013
  • Bottled Date March 2015
  • Released Date November 2016
  • Production 121 cases

In the vineyard

Heart vineyard is located in the heart of Red Mountain, the smallest appellation in Washington State at 4,040 acres (1,630 ha planted). The area has a desert climate with average yearly rainfall of five inches per year. During the growing season, daytime temperatures average 90 °F (32 °C) with nighttime temperatures dropping below 50 °F (10 °C). Varieties from Southern France (like Mourvèdre) or Italy thrive in these hot and desert-like conditions.

Appellation Red Mountain
Vineyard Heart of the Hill Vineyard

In the cellar

To preserve the aromatics of the wine, we opted to use 100% neutral oak. Get some in your glass and slowly inhale - what do you think? 

Varietal 100% MOURVÈDRE

In the glass

Velvety, rich, full, jammy.

 

NOSE: thyme, white pepper, cocoa, bay leaf, pomegranate, raspberry

 

MOUTH: rustic plum tart, caramel, black pepper, blackberry, fig compote

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin

Accolades

90
Coming from Red Mountain fruit, the 2013 Mourvedre offers classic, earthy, leathery and spicy characteristics to go with ripe red and black fruits, medium-bodied richness, good acidity and firm tannin. In short, it's a classic, well made Mourvèdre to drink over the coming 7-8 years (drink 2017 - 2025).
Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage

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