The Twenty Eight Road Mourvèdre 2014
The Story Behind The Name
Twenty Eight Road acts as the eastern boundary of the Osborn vineyard and the d'Arenberg winery. Most of the grapes for this wine are sourced from a 3.6 acre block of bush vine Mourvèdre that runs parallel with the road. The vineyard was planted in 1918 by the first and second generations of the Osborn family.
Released slightly earlier than normal, The Twenty Eight Road allowed us to capture the youthful essence of this bright, fragrant wine. The nose is brimming with sweet red fruits, raspberry, cherry and rhubarb. An undercurrent of dried herbs and iodine sheds light onto the complexities that are likely to develop. The palate is youthful and pleasantly light on its feet. Firm but fine tannin's add grip, without overwhelming the fruit. The acid line is precise and mouth-watering. A sprightly and completely drinkable expression of Mourvedre. It will continue to reward with careful cellaring