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2018 I. Brand & Family Old Vine Mourvèdre Enz Vineyard Lime Kiln Valley

America/United States, California
I. Brand & Family Old Vine Mourvèdre Enz Vineyard Lime Kiln Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Lime Kiln Valley
Winery I. Brand & Family
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) Mourvedre
¥7,590  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Lime Kiln Valley
Winery I. Brand & Family
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) Mourvedre
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.9%
Product Code IBI4MVEZ18
UPC NONE
Inventory Sold Out
Production

Viticulture

The Lime Kiln Valley runs westward into the Gavilan Mountains at the base of Mount Harlan. It drains into the Cienega Valley a few miles north of where the Cienega Valley opens into the San Benito Valley. The Enz Vineyard is sheltered in the far west of the valley before
the canyon walls close. It is on a 5% north facing slope surrounded by hillsides with exposed veins of limestone and dolomite. Soils are a mix of granitic and calcareous. The Mourvédre block was replanted in 1923, and is dry-farmed without herbicides and with organic fungicides.

Vinification

Fermented 50% whole cluster with endemic yeasts in a large concrete vat. Pumped over twice daily. Pressed after 20 days. Aged on lees 10 months in one new French oak puncheon and 4 used and neutral French oak barrels.