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Poppelvej

2020

‘Zoonotic Spillover’

Mourvèdre   |   McLaren Vale - Australia

Stats

  • Grapes: 100% Mourvèdre
  • Vineyard: Paeroa Vineyard - Whites Valley
  • Vine Age: 25-years-old
  • Soil Type: Alluvial clay with ironstone rocks
  • Viticulture: Practicing organic – dry-farmed
  • Fermentation: Native – one-ton open-top plastic fermenters (100% whole-cluster)
  • Skin Contact: 3 weeks
  • Aging: 5 months in neutral French 300L barrels
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • pH: 3.43
  • Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
  • Total SO2: 25 ppm
  • Total Production: 200 cases

Tasting Note

Dark, but translucent ruby in color.  The nose has that Mourvèdre gamey thing going, but with bountiful amounts of purple and red flowers and covered in a tart raspberry and cherry sauce.  The palate has rich texture but is still light to medium-bodied with great crunchy acid to balance the immense amount of juiciness here.  This is more than just a juice bomb though and there is some real complexity as tertiary notes emerge with air and the finish shows lightly grippy tannins begging for some food with fat.