R. STUART & CO. DEUX VERT VINEYARD TEMPRANILLO
the color of plums with a little brick red mixed in
plum, cassis, black olives, sandalwood, and exotic middle eastern spices
plum, of course. along with a reprisal of the sandalwood and black olives. this wines transports you to a sidewalk cafe in Madrid, with the sun shining and the tapas flowing
bold and dark with the perfect balance of acid to fruit. some soft tannin – just the right amount
Food Pairing Ideas
- A charcuterie platter piled high and accompanied by
tangy sheep’s milk cheeses
- Carne Asada
- Chicken Marbella
The vintage began warmer than usual with early bud break across most of the Willamette Valley, which led to a long, warm summer.
In September we had 2.5″ of rain in about a 24-hour period, which ordinarily is fine, but it was followed by a period of warm, humid weather, which put us at risk for mold. Careful picking and sorting were paramount here. Then came another rain, this one later, which washed the grapes clean and the weather remained cold and dry – thank goodness! Though remembered as a tough vintage for many, with care and patience the 2013 wines turned out to be some of the best we’ve made in recent years.
The Deux Vert Vineyard is in the Yamhill – Carlton AVA is planted on sedimentary soil and faces due south. It sits at about 390 ft. elevation. Owners Patty and Mike Green (yes, the two Greens, hence Deux Vert) farm their vineyard using the various techniques of Live, Organic, and Biodynamic practices. We have been fortunate to work with the half acre ofTempranillo they planted in 2001. To date it may be the largest planting ofTempranillo in the Willamette Valley.
Alc: 13.1%, TA: 5.3 g/L
pH: 3.72, RS: <0.2 (dry)
2013 DEUX VERT TEMPRANILLO
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2013 DEUX VERT VINEYARD INFORMATION
Yamhill-Carlton AVA AVA