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Late Harvest Mourvèdre Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: It takes a special year to make this special late harvest wine. The 2003 growing season provided the perfect collaboration of weather, crop size and quality. In addition to being luxuriously sweet this wine displays characteristics of berries, chocolate and coffee with the earthiness that is true to the variety and Oakley terroir. It will age for decades and it is a wonderful accompaniment to rich desserts.

Varietal Definition
As long as the weather is warm, Mourvedre ably tolerates a wide variety of soils. It is popular across the south of France, especially in Provence, where it is responsible for the greatness of Bandol, and many a fine red Cotes-du-Rhone. It is often blended in Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Languedoc makes it as a varietal. Spain uses it in many areas, including Valencia. In the United States, Mourvedre remains a minor factor for now, pursued by a few wineries that specialize in Rhone-style wines. The wine it produces can be quite pleasing, with medium weight, spicy cherry and berry flavors and moderate tannins. It ages well.


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