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2017 Mourvedre Texas High Plains

2017 Mourvedre Texas High Plains
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$28.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 17MOTX750

The Texas High Plains is the second largest AVA in Texas, comprising roughly 8 million acres in west Texas, mostly south of the panhandle region.  The eastern border of the Texas High Plains AVA follows the 3000ft elevation contour line along the Caprock Escarpment, the steep transitional zone separating the High Plains from the lower plains to the east.  The elevation within the Texas High Plains gradually increases from 3,000 ft. to 4,100 ft. in the northwest portion of the AVA.  This positioning provides an environment of long, hot dry summer days, which allow the grapes to mature and ripen to proper sugar levels, and cool evenings and nights, which help set the grape’s acidity levels.  Grapes and wine have been produced in this region since the mid-1970’s and vineyards here have become the major grape supplier to wineries throughout the state.  There are over 75 Wine Grape Varietals planted in the High Plains AVA, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Merlot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Mourvedre
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Acid
0.59
pH
3.7
Bottling Date
3/12/18
Alcohol %
15.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Mourvedre is known as the “M” in GSM blends and does well in the Texas High Plains. Our Mourvedre is deep and rich, exhibiting blackberry and spice, with earthy, dark-fruit nose.
Winemaker Notes
Mourvedre is a fun grape to work with. We ferment with Rockpile yeast and age the Mourvedre in both new, medium toast American oak barrels and neutral French oak barrels. This allows the wine to mature gracefully, with proper framing and structure.
Food Pairing Notes
Braised short ribs, roasts, lamb.
Production
158 cases
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