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Magpie Estate 'Clovella'

This wine used to form the backbone of 'The Call Bag'. This is a wine we have recently stopped making and now the fruit goes to this wine which we make for one of our importers. It's now strikingly packaged by them!
It's labelled Mataro-Grenache but in fact its more like 65% Grenache 35% Mourvedre. Largely coming from the Clovella vineyard on the edge of the Gomersal sub region. Here Mataro (Mourvedre) and Grenache are co-fermented in largely older French and a little American oak. Here the wine spends some 18 months before bottling.
A blend we have always loved at Magpie. Lovely perfume of black cherry, plum, cinnamon and clove. Similar on the palate, a real antidote to some of the more primary, big wines. This is really beguiling with cherry, plum, dried herbs, lots of spice, integrated seasoned oak, long and really quite elegant. Great with spiced foods, loves new season lamb, and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Drink now and over next 5-7 years.

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Winelist last updated: 16/12/2017 12:48:29