Sip, Share, Savor
Receive three bottles of our 2019 Martyr. One to savor now, one to share with friends, and one to age for the next five to seven years! Or keep them all yourself and have this wine to taste young, in five years and in ten years.
70% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 12% Graciano, 4% Tannat
Linne Calodo has only produced the Martyr three previous times in its history; 2005, 2010 and 2013. This is a wine that celebrates one of the most important blending grapes we work with: Mourvèdre. While Grenach, Syrah, and Zinfandel bring fruit and acidity into our wines, Mourvèdre is the sultry, savory undertow. Essential to our balance, but once every few years is too full and expressive to be martyred off.
Sun-bleached barn wood, steamed oak barrels, and peppery Ceylon cinnamon on the nose betray the savory nature of the wine. This is a full-bodied Mourvèdre, layering the red fruits of the fall with iron minerality softened on a butcher block. Mouthwatering as it touches your tongue, and silky smooth on the finish despite its youth, this wine will mature further down this path for years to come but is irresistible already. A beautiful garnet color with gentle lavender edges, it looks as beautiful and elegant as it tastes. Drink now with a one to two hour decant, or age through 2037.
Pairs with: Duck Strudel, Roasted Turkey, pork rillettes
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