2020 CRAZY MARY
Winemaking Notes - Mourvèdre is a varietal that we all love to work with. Its aromatic profile is similar to syrah, but it contains additional elements that make the resulting wine unique. Mourvèdre prefers the deep sandy soils oered by Ciel du Cheval. Unlike syrah, which we tend to harvest early in the growing season, mourvèdre is a later ripening varietal and is often one of the last lots we pick. The addition of Red Willow syrah provides the blend with additional layers of savory aromatics and subtle floral notes. To protect the unique aromatic and textural profile of the wine we use thick staved 228-liter barrels for aging. The fruit was hand harvested between September 20th and October 15th, 2020 and was fermented in 1.5 and 2 ton open top fermenters for 10 days. Great care is taken in the cellar to handle the must gently; it is never pumped and is gently punched down twice a day. Aged for 18 months in 28% new 228-liter thick staved French oak barrels, the wine was racked twice and left unfined prior to bottling.
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