Fri 1 Apr 2011
Posted by Pinto Naravane under Rasa Vineyards
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Last year, we listened to the voice of the people and bottled a 100% Mourvedre wine we called Vox Populi. The 2008 Vox was subsequently awarded 93pts from Wine Spectator and became our first sold-out wine. Not only did the people speak, they knew what they were talking about.
The people have spoken again - we’ve just bottled the 2009 Vox Populi. This 100% Mourvedre from two vineyards promises to be even more compelling than the 2008. With only 89 cases produced, we expect to sell out quickly.
We were so happy with our first Riesling, The Composer 2009, we had decided to increase our portfolio to include two more Rieslings.
But Mother Nature had other plans.
2010 proved to be a challenging vintage for Riesling. The hallmark of Riesling from this vintage is its searing acids. It was evident early on that the best wines would need to temper this acidity.
The worst thing from a branding perspective is to not offer a wine consistently. After introducing The Composer, we naturally expected to have a 2010 version. But in the end, we had to make the best wine possible. We had to put aside our branding concerns and listen - Mother Nature had something to say.
After a strict selection in the vineyards (including 3 picks at Sagemoor and 2 picks at Kilian) and strict selection in the blending process, we reduced our expected production of 400 cases to 217 cases. And in turn, created one fantastic wine.
We are proud to introduce our new Riesling - The Lyricist 2010. A blend of Sagemoor and Kilian vineyards with 44% botrytis fruit, The Lyricist is a compelling wine on par with some of the best Auslese-style wines Germany and Austria have to offer.
When Mother Nature speaks, it pays to listen.
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