Saturday, 5 April 2014

30 Wines in 30 Days - DAY 4

I wish more Perth residents realised that the Perth Hills wine region was right on their doorstep, just waiting to be visited.  With four separate wine trails, rustic country pubs, a cider house and gorgeous views down over Perth, it makes for a perfect day trip or weekend away.

Myattsfield Vineyards is situated in the beautiful Bickley Valley area of the hills, and the winemakers at this small winery are pushing the boundaries, enjoying what they call their "oenological independence" to work with lesser-known grape varieties and blend experimentally.

I was excited to try the Myattsfield Vineyards 2010 Mourvedre.  A blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre (GSM) is commonly encountered in the Barossa and McLaren Vale regions, however I had never tried a straight Mourvedre before.  
 
As expected, the wine was of a savoury style, reflecting its Mediterranean origins and propensity to match with this style of food.  The colour was youthful, deep and opaque, complementing the aromas of blackberry and mulled wine spices.  Drinking the wine was a pleasure, as it left a consistently smooth feeling across the palate.

Luckily my husband was home to enjoy this wine with me, as I felt better about finishing the bottle in one sitting!