Benevolent Neglect | Mouvedre | 2016
MOUVEDRE - 2016
LAKE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA
Full bodied, rich but smooth. Lovely carbonic bramble fruit flavour with notes of violets and secondary meaty character.
Established by east coast boys, Ben Brenner and Matt Nagy, Benevolent Neglectwas established on a whim when they were fortunate to be offered some Syrah from the infamous Las Madres vineyard in 2013. Matt had previously produced 11 100-point wines at Maybach, whilst Ben works at Rutherford Wine Co. As the name suggests, they work with as little intervention as possible, farming with great care, and working in the cellar with a 100% transparent policy. Reds are unfined and unfiltered, with some whites going through light filtration to ensure stability.