Mourvedre Bendigo Victoria
Made from the most intensely flavoured grapes, grown to a parcel of fortunate land, Terra Felix have fashioned their Mourverdre to sensational Rhone styling. Not often seen as a pure varietal wine, fruit is sourced from a small vineyard north of Bendigo, planted to a terroir which is highly akin to the soils and clime of la Vallée du Rhône. Match to European cuisine, braises and bay leaf recipes or wine based soups.
Terra Felix was originally launched as the second label to the highly respected Tallarook Wines, it has grown in stature to become a unique label in it's own right. Using excess grapes from Tallarook and surrounding vineyards, Terra Felix immediately caught the attention of the industry press. It was decided that Terra Felix should reposition itself and concentrate largely on using Rhone varietals. And why not? The growing conditions around Tallarook bear an uncanny resemblance to the northern Rhone. Harvested from a special site near Bendigo which is trained to deliver vintages of the finest Mourverdre grapes, yields are kept moderate, producing grapes of outstanding flavour and intensity.
Deep crimson with plum hues. Lifted raspberries and rose petal aromas, cherries and currant, dark berry fruits seasoned by herb and savoury notes. Palate of plum and morello flavours, bramble, black olives and savouryness, supported a length of smooth, velvet tannins all the way to a lingering, fruit filled finish.