The 2011 Tessellae Old Vines is a Red Rhone blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Grenache Gris. Organically farmed, this wine opens to a large bouquet of dark berries, floral aromas and garrigue of southern France. A large presence on the palate with a velvety characteristic to the finish this wine is ready to drink now.
Blend: 40% Syrah. 40% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache Gris.
"The least expensive offering is the 2011 Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon, an intriguing blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache Gris, a rare white grape. It was aged 12 months in concrete tanks prior to being bottled unfiltered. It boasts an expansive, intense, complex bouquet of garrigue, strawberries and black cherries intermixed with a hint of spring flowers, a velvety texture and a voluptuous mouthfeel."
The Wine Advocate
Fruity & Smooth
Pretty good for the value... Still young w/ lots of tannins. The Grenache does stand out.