New Village Belle
Village Belle Barossa Valley Mourvedre 2014
Region: Barossa Valley
The wine maker Benjamin Parker invented the Village Belle series of wine to focus on new and non-traditional varieties and alternative ways to present our old Barossa, heritage, vine stock.
The wines have the structure to keep and likely would surprise on the upside if cellared but they were created to emphasise aroma and freshness with the view that youthful tastes offer a pleasurable alternative.
With this Mourvedre the fruit is upfront and soft, has the same striking deep colour of the variety, but shows a plumpness that is not held in check with tough tannins.
Using a term like luncheon red tends to pigeon hole a wine but helps in understanding the direction taken. I strongly endorse the result and fulfils the thoughts we had when we began Glug which was to present interesting wines to a small group of consumers searching for an alternative wine merchant.