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Benevolent Neglect Mourvedre, Lake County

Benevolent Neglect Mourvedre, Lake County

£44.95

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Cepages:
Mourvèdre
Description:
Fresh bramble, blackberry, black cherries and hints of violets.
Origin:
California
Vintage:
2016
Colour:
Red
Country:
USA
Group:
USA
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
1379
Producer:
Benevolent Neglect
Other Info:
Napa is now so expensive that producers are turning to Lake County for better-value land and grapes, and it's a region to look out for, albeit on a smaller scale. Altitude is relatively high (500m+), allowing for a longer growing season.

Benevolent Neglect, a small Napa-based producer, are named because they don't like to do much to intervene during the winemaking process.

Aromas of black fruits (bramble, blackberry, black cherries), flowers (violets, irises), together with a freshness that full-bodied red wine doesn't always have. A very impressive wine that shows what both Mourvèdre and Lake County are capable of.

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Food match:

Mourvedre, with its deep, rich, fresh, spicy character is the perfect match for rich dishes like lamb, grilled meats, game of all types, veal, duck and pork and beef.

 
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