Wine Review -Miro Cuvee Sasha

8th March 2011

Producer: Miro Cuvee Sasha

Region: High Valley, CA

Vintage: 2007

Varietal: 44% Grenache 36% Syrah 20% Mourvedre

Description: Full bodied red blend with jammy notes of strawberry, plum, rose, and black cherry. The tannins on this wine were soft and velvety after being given a little breathing time.

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From the Winery  - For the wine geeks! (www.mirocellars.com):

Winemaking: Grenache was the first to ripen on September 30, followed by the Syrah and lastly the Mourvedre at the end of October. All lots were picked very early in the morning at temperatures near 40°F in small containers to prevent the grapes from bruising and oxidation. The fruit was gently destemmed and sorted by hand for whole berry fermentation. The wine was fermented in small tanks and gently punched down by hand. Then the tanks were directly pressed without the use of pumps for gentle extraction and only the free run juice was collected. Following malolactic fermentation, the wines were aged separately for 12 months and for an additional 4 months after blending.


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