Mourvedre is grown throughout Southern France and in Spain where it is known as Monastrell. It has also become popular in many New World wine regions including Washington State. Mourvedre is known for its spicy nose, earthy and meaty notes, and a rustic profile. Robert Ramsay Cellars has been making Mourvedre and bottling it as a single variety since 2007.
BLEND: 100% Mourvedre
APPELLATION: Horse Heaven Hills
VINEYARDS: McKinley Springs
CASES MADE: 204
Like many of our wines Mourvedre loves food. Most notably it loves red meat and goes wonderfully with your favorite steak. Because of its spice profile and medium body, it pairs well with many other dishes from things on the lighter side such as salmon and fresh vegetable pasta, to rich brown sauces and heavier meats. It is extremely versatile and will stand up to foods that many wines struggle with.
McKinley Springs: Deep in the Horse Heaven Hills, McKinley Springs was first planted in wine grapes in 1995, where the Andrews Family has been farming for 3 generations. The soils are deep sandy loams on top of broken basalt and are very well suited to the heat loving Rhone varietal grapes. Robert Ramsay Cellars has been working with Rob Andrews and McKinley Springs since before 2005, where we source Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault.
Rough and earthy like the terroir it came from. The nose is notably pepper, intense and focused. The mouthfeel rich with leather and tobacco on the finish. You need to buy steak.