20 Colibri Mourvedre Study in Oak French
We are fortunate that the Mourvèdre crop from Colibri comes in every year. Being the latest variety, it flowers two-to-three weeks later than the Grenache and Syrah planted at the site. In years where we see frosts late in April or even in early May, we can lose the majority of the other varieties – but not Mourvèdre. This bottling is one among three wines that we have chosen this year to highlight the influence of oak in the ageing process. The base wines are all the same, only the oak differs. Here, the French Oak contributes additional tannin, classy vanilla and almond notes as well as a marked toasty character. Try alongside the other oak offerings (Hungarian & Arizona) for a serious education on barrel ageing.