Varietal: 100% Mourvedre
Appellation: Paso Robles, CA
Vineyard: AmByth Estate- Mark’s, Terrace, and Stonecross Vineyards
Soils: Sandy Clay Loam, Calcareous, Limestone
Certifications and Farm Method: Dry Farmed. Biodynamic. Organic.
Aging Vessel and time: 15 months 500 Liter Italian Terracotta Amphora, 950 liters in Neutral Oak Barrels
Yeast, Sulfites, Additions: Native, None
Cases Produced: 158
Vinification: Hand harvested from estate vineyards over a 3 week period. Separately foot stomped whole cluster in open top fermentation bins and Amphora. Fermented on skins 12- 16 days through primary. The portions were then pressed separately when fermentation near completion and blended together in large stainless. The juice was then divided into a combination of a 500 liter Amphora and one 450 liter and 500 liter Neutral Oak Barrels. Aged for 15 months. Racked during descending moon and then bottled the following descending moon. In bottle 2 years before release.
Tasting Notes: 100% Mourvédre Earth, that’s the first reaction after the sip. Longevity, life, evoking intensity overload for the senses. We've always said great things about our Mourvedre, nothing changes with this one.