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Mourvèdre is a grape that transcends many levels. It can be meaty and earthy, dark and brooding with muscular tannins that banish it to the cellar to soften. Contrarily, it can be fruit forward, jammy and bright and deliciously evolved at a young age. Damas Noir shows characteristics of both ends of the spectrum. This wine is a combination of three of our Mourvèdre sites: Denner, James Berry, and Luna Matta. The various lots were fermented 50%-100% whole cluster and aged in a selection of French and Hungarian barrels (barriques and puncheons) 50% of which were new.
The dark plum color leads to notes of dark fruits, smoke and spice. This wine is intense and layered with juicy black cherries, currants and smoked meats. Its modestly rich palate finishes with a savory backbone. This wine will definitely evolve with age but is very enjoyable now. Perfect with fish stew and grilled bread.