One of WineMaker magazine's top 100 wine kits for 2014.
The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Cé´tes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in color, high in extract, flavor, aroma and tannin.
Grenache also thrives in hot climates and warm soils, producing deep purple, sugar-rich, burly ripe fruit, it offers a cornucopia of dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and liquorice with an explosively mouth filling texture and deceptively heady alcohol Mourvé¨dre also favors a warm climate and abundant. The tiny berries are deep blue-violet in color, with extremely thick skins and high sugars, acidity, color and tannin, making Mourvé¨dre an excellent contributor of structure and density in the blend. Mourvé¨dre is an especially good foil for Grenache's lusher, low-acid, and low-tannin fruit. The three grapes together make for a blend of length, power, and fruitiness and above all, balanced intensity of flavor.
Oak Intensity: Medium
The 16 liters of varietal juice from international vineyards makes 6 gallons, providing approximately 30 bottles of wine.