This wine has all the right things going on, from 60-year old vines planted on hillsides comprised of black schist to the great varietal from the rugged hills around Maury in the Roussillon in France.
The name comes from the malady ‘shatter, known in French as ‘coulure’, where the weather phenomenon cause the grape clusters to lose berries resulting in a more concentrated fruit.
The color is inky purple-red and coats the glass. On the nose & palate it highlights both blue & black fruit with notes of blueberry, blackberry, plum, charred oak, and mocha. The mouth feel is lavish due to its fairly low acidity, and the layers of flavors that come through are both powerful and elegant. There's complexity here and the alcohol content is integrated fairly nicely.
"This first collaborative effort from Dave Phinney and Joel Gott's comes from the small town of Maury in the Roussillon Region in the South of France..."
"The soil retains the heat well while the nutrient are poor and the strong winds and the hot days push shatter, thinning the fruit from the vines and producing more intensely concentrated flavors. After harvest, the fruit was cold-soaked for 30 days to help further concentrate the wine, then fermented and aged in Maury.
Tasting Notes: Extracted aromas of crushed cherry and spring rhubarb pie are delicately framed by seasoned French oak. The entry is vibrant and powerful which leads to luscious flavors of wild strawberry that perfectly rounds out the mid-palate. Ripe blackberry and blueberry notes coalesce to from an intense lasting finish.
100% Grenache, 15.9% alcohol aged 10 months in new French Oak."
|COLOR & TYPE||Sparkling|