Birichino 2017 Mourvedre
$ 30.00

A dwindling patchwork of densely planted, very old vineyards perseveres in this balmy stretch of the Sacramento River Delta. Its deep sands have protected these ungrafted roots from a century of the ravages of phylloxera, though the threat from above of new housing developments persists. Rather than scaling it up, we exercised a lighter hand with fairly short macerations followed by elevage in neutral puncheons and barriques for a year to produce an elegant, aromatic, yet persistent Mourvedre.