AN EXPLORATION OF EL DORADO COUNTY Mourvèdre
It has always been our goal to produce a wine that expresses a clear sense of place, with freshness and complexity. A serious wine made by people who don’t take themselves too seriously.
2x 500L puncheons for fermentation
50% whole cluster, foot stomped
Sur lees aging for 4 months (1x bâtonnage)
Post ML rack and return
2x 225L barrels of wine produced through fermentation (+ a couple of kegs for topping)
Aged for 11 months, neutral oak
Bottled unfined & unfiltered
We are very fortunate to crush our wine at Covert Estate in Coombsville, with the help of Julien Fayard and his team.
Designed by Rohan Etsebeth
Inspired by our field journals, the label represents our love of the outdoors and drinking wine in the wilderness. It honors Bertus’ South African roots with a Protea (the national flower), and highlighted in the fine print is the region of El Dorado County where our two great joys, the Mountains + the Vineyards, come together. We hope it inspires you to go out and do what you love, always with a bottle of wine in tow.
Rohan resides in Stellenbosch, South Africa (where Bertus met him in college) and has his own graphic design firm.