2017 Birichino Contra Costa County Old Vines Mourvèdre
Region: USA, California
Grape Variety: Mourvèdre
Birichino was set up in 2008 by Alex Krause and John Locke. Between them, they have around 40 years of combined experience in wineries across California, France and Italy. The self-declared mission of their winery is to craft minimal intervention wines that strike "the perfect balance of perfume, poise, and puckishness". We feel this hits the nail on the head, as Birichino (meaning cheeky, or mischievous in Italian) certainly lives up to its name. Their wines toy with our expectations by finding expression for Italian or Rhône grape varieties under the Californian sunshine.
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