La Clarine Farm Mourvèdre 'alto' 2016, El Dorado County, California

El Dorado County, California


This new bottling is from a vineyard site on old, deep volcanic soils and an elevation of 2900’. Tightly spaced, head trained vines planted on an old apple orchard just east of Placerville. Whole cluster fermented and aged in a combination of puncheons and tanks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a mere 20ppm of sulfites.

The aromatic character of this wine shows what are, for me, classic El Dorado County Mourvèdre plum & citrus peel aromas. There’s a note of freshly tilled soil in there as well, common from these volcanic soils. Plum skin flavors, savory, thyme, mushroom, black tea and a bright acidity.  Everything wraps up in a long finish with fine tannins. Suitable for a wide variety of meals. A worthy addition to our line up, and a more flamboyant cousin to our Cedarville bottling. -Winemaker's Notes

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