2021 Colours of the South
Barossa Valley
Mourvèdre

$30.00

Purple/red leads a complex array of aroma’s with Mourvèdre classic savory earthy and Iodine notes, florals, orange rind and raspberry jube adding complexity. One of the highlights is the mouthfeel and length of tannin giving a wonderful combination of fruit sweetness and texture. We will not bottle a single varietal Mourvèdre every year but when we get the right conditions it deserves to stand alone to be enjoyed as a medium bodied complexed savory wine that will surprise.

181 in stock

Vineyard:
Andretzke Vineyard, Vine Vale
Stevens Vineyard, Vine Vale

Winemaking:
The Andretzke vineyard and the Stevens vineyard were handpicked and crushed to an open fermenter. Temperatures were allowed to reach 30C with hand plunging performed three times daily. After 10 days and 11 days respectively on skins the wine was basket pressed and transferred into older French hogsheads and puncheons to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. Post malo the wines were racked from oak, SO2 added & transferred back to oak for 6 months before blending and a further 7 months maturation. No fining used.

Tasting Notes:
Purple/red leads a complex array of aroma’s with Mourvèdre classic savory earthy and Iodine notes, florals, orange rind and raspberry jube adding complexity. One of the highlights is the mouthfeel and length of tannin giving a wonderful combination of fruit sweetness and texture. We will not bottle a single varietal Mourvèdre every year but when we get the right conditions it deserves to stand alone to be enjoyed as a medium bodied complexed savory wine that will surprise. Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 10 years.

Current Vintage Accolades

2021 Vintage:
Brendan Black (Wine Pilot) – 92 points
Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion) – 91 points
QWine Reviews – 91 points
Silver Medal 2022 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2022 Barossa Wine Show

Previous Vintage Accolades

2020 Vintage:
Gold Medal 2021 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
Silver Medal 2021 Barossa Wine Show
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points
Andrew Caillard – 93 points
Wine Pilot (Angus Hughson) – 92 points
Dave Brooks (Halliday) – 92 points
4 Stars Winewise Championship

2019 Vintage:
Tony Love – 96 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 points
Mike Bennie – 93 points
Winestate Magazine – 4 Stars

Reviews

Mourvèdre is a grape you’ll usually find alongside Grenache and Shiraz, although it’s great to see it increasingly appearing as a varietal. Colours of the South is their “budget” label, although there’s still high quality in the offerings. The Mourvèdre is ultra-ripe, with a burst of fruit upon opening that always reminds me of strawberry topping. It’s spicy and peppery, but also floral, with a touch of violet. The blackberry and fresh raspberry is accompanied by some stewed red fruits, and despite the 14.5% alcohol, it’s quite quaffable. Brendan Black 92 pts