BEAUMONT Mourvèdre

R253.00

Beaumont Family Wines were the first winery in South Africa to bottle a single varietal Mourvèdre. Originally the grape comes from Spain and France where it is mostly used to enhance blends. Mourvédre’s dark, thick-skinned berries result in powerful spicy and sometimes gamey aromas in their youth. This unique wine was made from a small parcel of Mourvèdre with a low crop yield of 2 -4 tons/ha. Grapes were harvested at full ripeness, cold soaked, fermented in concrete tanks with 30% whole bunch and allowed a post maceration of 3 weeks, thereafter it was pressed directly into 100% French oak barrels.

Appellation Bot River Bottles produced 2220 and 25 x magnums
Cultivar Mourvèdre Vineyard age 22 yrs
Yield 2-4 tons/ha Balling at harvest 22.5°- 24°Balling
ALC 13.89% TA 5.8g/L
RS 2.4g/L pH 3.52

Ratings and Reviews | I always say that this is a wine for freaks! It is not everyone’s darling. But we have set a benchmark for the varietal in South Africa and show how it can consistently produce interesting wine.

Food pairing | Spicy roasted red meat or game, grilled pork or calf’s liver, rich hearty dishes such as paella with chorizo and hot spices.

Packaging | 750ml in screw cap

Additional information

Wine Maker

Sebastian Beaumont

Vintage Conditions

The 2017 vintage was amazing. Very dry season but despite this the wines have turned out beautifully. This is also the case with the Mourvèdre.

Vinification

After the grapes were cold soaked for 2 days till natural fermentation started. 30% of the bunches were added as whole bunches. A warm ferment of 28-30 °C was allowed with regular punch downs in an open vat. Six days of fermentation with three weeks post maceration then pressed directly into barrel.

Maturation

Maturation in French oak for 24 months and 18 months in bottle.

Ageing Potential

8 – 10 years.