Joostenberg Small Batch Mourvèdre 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Paarl
R195
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92
CE
'The most recent single-variety example I’ve come across is the Small Batch Collection No. 21 Mourvèdre 2017 from Joostenberg in Paarl and again it’s smart. From a 17-year-old vineyard farmed organically, winemaking involved 30% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months in a single, previously used 500-litre barrel.'

'The nose initially shows dark berries, a slight meatiness, earth and spice but notes of red berries and dried herbs emerge with time in the glass. The palate, meanwhile, has good depth of fruit before a finish that’s long and dry. It's a wine that’s not slight but equally does not come across as sweet or hot – it carries its 14.5% alcohol well. It’s also no longer totally primary but should drink well for a few more years even so.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

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Condition New
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Mourvèdre
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Mourvèdre
Rating CE 92
Producer information Joostenberg, situated in Muldersvlei district in Stellenbosch, has belonged to the Myburgh family since 1879. Originally established by a Swedish settler in the late 1600’s, the farm contains an old ‘Cape Dutch’ Manor House which has been declared a national monument. The 5th generation of Myburgh family members now run the business, which apart from wine, also includes a deli, pork specialist butchery, bistro, events venue and Stellies Taproom. On top of that, Joostenberg has been certified organic since 2012.
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