Red Wine - South Africa

Circumstance Mourvedre

£18.38
Founded in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned farm using organic practices, perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean. Living soils and a natural approach to winemaking means that each of the single-varietal wines in the Circumstance range is truly defined by the circumstances influencing the chosen varietal and vineyard blocks, including: soil, aspect, altitude and vintage. These factors combine to produce low yields, balanced grapes and wines with a true sense of place.

Mourvedre, which is a key component in Rhone blends on the other side of the equator, is one of the few varietals with enough wind-resistance to plant as bush-vine on Waterkloof. After extended skin contact and fermentation, the wine is aged in old 600 litre barrels for 16 months. No fining, just a light filtration. No additions other than sulphur. An elegant rendition of this normally unruly varietal. Features raspberry, dark fruit and herbal notes whilst an almost meaty, wild aroma can be detected on the nose. Typical vigor expected from this varietal, with a high concentration of fine tannin and a surprising lightness of touch helped by the lower alcohol. It can be paired with a variety of dishes but should show well with wild boar or lamb on the grill.

Tasting Note:
Aromas of raspberry, dark fruit and herbal notes. Typical meaty body expected from this varietal, with a high concentration of fine tannin and a surprising lightness of touch helped by the lower alcohol. 

Vegan. Organic.
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