Mourvédre 'In Hand', The Withers
We draw from the finest sites in El Dorado County, with particular focus on the mineral-laden soils of our favorite vineyards in and around Placerville. Dominated by decomposing ancient granite formations, volcanic soils and centuries old calderas, these high elevation vineyards, ranging from 1,800-2,800 feet, yield both the power and grace we seek for this blend.
This Mourvèdre dominated blend expresses itself immediately once in the glass, with core aromas and flavors of spice and earth. Like a warm summer afternoon, it coats the palate and expands and adds nuance with exposure to air. Medium bodied, it is a perfect match for a wide range of foods including pasta, meat, fowl, and darker bodied fish.
This wine was fermented with 30% whole clusters and after a cold soak, aged for 18 months in 100% neutral oak barrels ranging in age from 10-20 years. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered and only racked once directly preceding bottling.
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