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Groundwork Mourvedre 2016

America, California Wine
Groundwork Mourvedre

The allure of Mourvedre is one of pure class. Confidence without arrogance. Often playing a supporting roll, but worthy of solo work at any moment. True depth does not need flash.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Groundwork
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) Mourvedre 100%
¥3,960  (incl. tax)

The allure of Mourvedre is one of pure class. Confidence without arrogance. Often playing a supporting roll, but worthy of solo work at any moment. True depth does not need flash.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Groundwork
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) Mourvedre 100%
Production

Vinification

100% DESTEMMED FRUIT WAS FERMENTED IN 1.5 TON OPEN TOP FERMENTORS GIVEN PUMPOVERS AS NEEDED

16% NEUTRAL PUNCHEONS, 84% NEUTRAL FRENCH BARRIQUES

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Worn leather jacket, plum, peppered venison jerky, Good & Plenty’s, cedarwood, boysenberry crumble dusted with cinnamon.

Winery

Winery Description

After several years of learning from and working for some of the Central Coast's most sought-after producers, owner/winemaker Curt Schalchlin, decided to venture off on his own path. In doing so, he felt that his wines were not a homage to wines made before his, but a new, original creation of his own. Sans Liege, which means "without allegiance," represents the spirit he is trying to achieve with his winemaking. Curt's wines are divided into two labels, the San Liege Lines, which are Rhone Blends, and his Groundwork wines, which are single Rhone varietals.   We have found his "Groundwork" lineup represents one heck of a value and we started off with two of his best Groundwork offerings, his Syrah and Grenache Blanc. 

Curt sources grapes from a variety of vineyards across the Central Coast. Curt trusts more in the intuition of the microcosms of each vineyard site and vine to guide his work through each vintage.  Tending fruit in vineyards from Paso Robles down to Santa Barabra, Curt feels the sites speak to him and guide him in his winemaking, thus the vineyards, he says, are his only true partners.

The Groundwork represents the raw fuel for Curt's wines. It is more about the vineyard blocks than about notoriety. The grapes tell a very real story of a place, with its own quirks and eccentricities, rather than trying to fulfill a haloed image of some other place. For in diversity lies the greatest opportunity. These fields provide the basic building blocks for the creative work that is channeled into exemplary wines.

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code GW161378