Quady North Mourvèdre 2017
Hints of tarragon and dried herbs, with a slight game-y note (traditional for Mourvèdre) mark this offering. Medium bodied and balanced, it opens up after a short decanting or a few minutes in the glass and shows some red/black fruit notes.
100% whole berry, cold soaked 48 hours
Although I try to be impartial, my favorite variety will always be Mourvèdre. This stems partly from my undying devotion to the “ugly duckling” and underdog varieties, a family to which Mourvèdre will always belong. However, perhaps the main reason why Mourvèdre will always be my favorite is the special connection I have to its ancestral home. Mourvèdre’s soul resides in Bandol, a small region in the South of France, on the edge of the Riviera. It was in Bandol, many years ago, that Meloney and I visited and explored, and where we fell in love with the local culture, markets, wines, and, ultimately with each other. We stayed in the small village of Saint Cyr Sur-Mer, not far from the city of Bandol, hence the words “Sur-Mer” on the front label, and the Statue of Liberty, a replica of which you can find in the town square.