2017 Nouveau by Tommy Ruff
By Tom Shobbrook.
Nouveau is Tom's famous early-released Mourvèdre that he does every year. Cropped at low enough yields to ripen and be harvested early, the fruit sits in vats for just a brief period before being pressed off and fermented to dry. Bottled as soon as it has settled, Nouveau is juicy, fresh, spicy and fruity. It's amazingly textured, layered and structured for something that goes to bottle so quick!
From Tom himself: "She is like a first kiss, exciting, invigorating and pure. It is so much fun making this wine and bottling her early to show you how she traveled through the season."