2014 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Mourvedre
WINE: Dirty & Rowdy is the natural wine project of Hardy Wallace (the “Dirty”) and friend Matt Richardson, (the “Rowdy”). They have been making single vineyard wines from the French grapes Mourvèdre, Semillon and Petit Sirah from unique vineyards sites throughout California.
PLACE: This Mourvèdre is sourced from AVAs in Santa Barbara, Monterrey, Mendocino, El Doradoand Amador County.
PAIRING: This Mourvèdre is unlike most French versions such as Bandol, which often takes 20-30 years of ageing before it can be thoroughly enjoyed. This is a much lighter, food friendly style. On the nose you’ll find tones of bark, blood orange, raspberry, and root vegetables. On the palate; strawberry, granite, and cinnamon. Hardy Wallace himself will always tell you to pair this wine with fried chicken.
TAKEAWAY: Dirty and Rowdy is one of the hardest wines to get your hands on. They have one of the most become sought–after producers of the natural wine movement.
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