Little Rebel Mourvèdre 2021
The 2020 Little Rebel Mourvèdre shows bright ruby color. A perfume of dried herbs and rose petals opens up to aromas of blackberries, hints of eucalypt and cloves. Nothing overpowers as it seamlessly transitions on the palate to layers of juicy fruits; wild cherries, plums, and rhubarb are only the beginning. Search a little deeper for savoury hints of gingerbread and violets and let the balanced acid and soft round tannins lead you to a generous finish. Lucious. Elegant. Refined.
With its face in the sun and its feet in the water, this finicky variety can produce outstanding wines of depth and character when done right. Its generous, thick skinned berries require patience to reach optimal ripeness and balance. A touch of new French oak lifts the fruit and provides a strong backbone for this wine to develop.
Food Pairing Notes
Lentils with andouille sausage, beef short ribs, black bean arugula tostada.