There’s not much out there on this wine, not even on Lewis Wines website. I was incredibly lucky to taste it as part of the Level 2 Texas Wine Specialist course.
This was the 2021 Rosé – yes, a 100% Mourvèdre Rosé. If I hadn’t been told this was a rosé, I would have thought it was a white it’s so pale and a bit more yellow than pink, but that’s due to the items surrounding it. It actually almost had no color.
It had a “savory scent.” You might attribute that to the Mourvèdre funk, or just the fact that grapes grown on the Texas High Plains tend to be more earthy than sweet. Under the earth scent (like wet dirt) was some spice and a hint of peach.
It was sour on the tongue at first with a sweet finish. It made the mouth water with a pineapple/citrus finish. So deceptively pleasing – much like your Great Aunt Katherine who insists on using your full given name to address you even if it’s just to pass the salt.
I enjoyed tasting in class, but enjoyed it even more with the Quiche Lorraine. It brough out the salty sweetness of the bacon/egg while the quiche gave it a bit more of a fruity depth. I really did not want to stop drinking it. It’s a shame you can’t find it on the website.
You can read a little more about the wine from Doc Russ Kane’s post on Facebook (here), which includes some of the technical aspects that make this wine even cooler. I’d give it a Sunday rating – but only because I think its the perfect brunch wine. Sweet enough for a brunch, but savory enough to not be overpowered by the food.