One Hit Wonder Club Mourvedre 2019
|Style||A versatile medium bodied wine|
|Food||A versatile, medium-bodied wine, this unique Mourvedre will enhance many a dish and occasion. Always best enjoyed with friends, especially around a lively braai.|
We are incredibly excited to introduce Vondeling’s ONE HIT WONDER CLUB!
One Hit Wonder as a concept began with a desire and willingness to share the more exciting, little, odd projects that we embrace in the cellar, as well as some of the components that we make individually but don’t get to share with everyone because they go straight into our Monsonia, Babiana & our other blends — to enhance their balance and complexity.
But, these components in our blends are really interesting and nuanced on their own and we wanted to share our process and these interesting projects with our legendary, loyal Wine Club members.
We intend each year to bottle one of these white and red components to give you a peek into what goes on behind closed cellar doors.
This year we’ve done a Rosé (made from Mourvèdre grapes) and a straight Mourvèdre.
Mourvèdre is a key grape in all our Rhone Style Blends – specifically found in our Monsonia & Baldrick Shiraz. It’s soft, it’s juicy, and it has a nice strawberry character as well as some spice. It’s been fun starting this year with a Rose – it has a heavier style than our normal Rose and it’s got a little more structure and spice. What’s really epic is seeing the exact same grape in our One Hit Wonder red, but slightly more extracted, a bit older, and aged in 500L barrels.
Each label is unique and designed by a local graphic designer. Camille De Villers brought the bottles to life this year with her fun, groovy, retro finish! To add to the fun, we’re pairing each One Hit Wonder Wine with a fitting One Hit Wonder!
One Hit Wonder Club – Here today, gone tomorrow!
“Mourvèdre Rose” – Matthew Copeland (2021) X “Sugar, Sugar” — The Archies (1969)
“Mourvèdre” – Matthew Copeland (2021) X “Play that Funky Music” — Wild Cherry (1976).
No better time to join the fun and Join the Club!
For this delicious wine, we select a single site to ensure an exciting and
unique fruit profile and accessible palate. The vineyards are planted on
ancient, granite-derived soils on south and southeast-facing slopes.
All grapes are hand selected and chilled overnight before being
destemmed and placed as whole berries in open-top fermenters. The berry
mash is cold soaked for 48hrs, before fermenting spontaneously.
Fermentation takes place at a cool 22°C. All fermentation is done by wild
yeasts. During fermentation, the wine is mixed by hand and not by pump.
This method facilitates greater control and expression of the wine. Once
fermentation is complete the skins are pressed in a traditional basket
press and the wine is transferred to 500L second and third fill French oak
barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurs in the barrel and helps to soften
and enhance the natural wine flavours. The wine will spend more than a
year in barrel to improved maturity and expose more flavours.
TASTING NOTES & CELLARING & FOOD PAIRING
Ruby red with flashes of scarlet, this colour delights! Soft plum and
spiced strawberry aromas are infused with subtle cinnamon and gentle
notes of oak. The palate is round and textured. The aromatics follow
beautifully into the palate with added blueberry and a hint of roasted
black olives. A versatile, medium-bodied wine, this unique Mourvedre
will enhance many a dish and occasion. Always best enjoyed with
friends, especially around a lively braai.
Total Acidity 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar 4.4 g/l
Alcohol 14.51 %