Deliberately made with minimal intervention, this wine was made using natural yeasts, matured on lees (skins) and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A blend of Mourvedre and Grenache (quantities unknown), I spent a fair bit of time making sense of the aromas spilling from the glass. There was just so much to digest.
Distinct ground black pepper, raspberry tart, dark berry fruits and a touch of boiled lolly were coupled with earthy characters and charred oak. Every whiff delivered something new.
Those not keen on pepper and earth may be forgiven for turning this away. But if you are up for it, dig in! The flavours are rich and a good wash of fruit with depth flows through the mouth finishing with some peppery spice delivering an excellent length.
Have with barbequed meats.
A very good deal for $20.
Who: Rolf Binder
What: Mourvedre and Grenache (13.5% alc)