Larry Cherubino - The Yard Orondo Vineyard Dwelling Up Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2009Tobacco Notes
Earthy and savoury on the nose with tobacco notes.
There is primary plummy fruit characters and very minimal oak influence.
The palate is full of brambly spices, pepper and juicy fruit.
The wine is medium weight and has a long clean finish.
Firm from the Mourvedre, juicy from the Grenache and spicy from the Shiraz, this wine is designed for drinking now or over the next few years.
A cool spring following by a long Indian summer resulted in fruit with fully ripe flavours and soft tannins.
The Winemaking: Fruit was hand-harvested and open-fermented for 7 days. Extraction was soft. Following pressing, the wine was aged in 5-7 year old oak and bottled after 5 months.
Pair with rich seafood dishes