Rose of Mourvedre, 2020, California
Grape(s): 100% Mourvedre
Fermentation: Whole Cluster
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley AVA
Region, Country: California, USA
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Megan Bell
In 2020 this vineyard received one application of the non-organic fungicide Rally. The vineyard was farmed organically in every other aspect. This vineyard has been in organic conversion for the past few years, and starting in 2021 all practices will be organic.
The organic conversion of this vineyard over the last four years of working with it has been one of my proudest accomplishments. Part of the Margins mission is to work with growers to transition their vineyard to organic farming by providing guidance as well as assurance that the grapes will have a home. I believe that if I work with solely organic vineyards, I am not using my role in the industry to its full potential to enact agricultural change.
Whole cluster pressed then fermented in stainless steel. Blended with a bit of ‘red wine’ Mourvèdre and aged in neutral oak for four months. No fining, no filtration, and no other modifications or additions except 20 ppm of sulfur dioxide the week before bottling.