Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
One of the first grape varietals planted in Australia, Mourvedre found a new home away from home in the warm and opportune climes of Barossa Valley. Established in the 1840s and in continuous ownership by the Schulz family since 1870, Turkey Flat at Tanunda was a habitat of wild Australian Bustards, a favourite bush food of locals and early settlers. Hand picked parcels of old to very old vines Mourvedre are treated to macerations on skins and warm temperature ferments, followed by a fill to French oak hogsheads and puncheons for twenty months maturation.
Deep cherry red. Fine floral bouquet of violet, bay leaves and oaken spice. Mourvedre's small and sweet, thick skinned berries make a wine that's intense, showing flavours of fresh raspberries, blueberries and white pepper spice, high in alcohol and tannin, gamey when young and full of fruit. A rich, intense finish of red berry fruits, minerals and flinty.