Core Wines Mr. Moreved 2005
Some of the greatest wines from Provence come from Bandol, where the Mourvedre grape is king. Known for its "game-like" characteristics, we find that most people we know aren't that familiar with game and its related aromas. There is a bit of sweaty leather and graphite minerality that I think most Americans can appreciate. It's a complex wine that will reward years of aging or will gladly yield to a more immediate corkscrew.Dave and Becky Corey founded Core Wines to extend their belief that "The core of every wine begins in the vineyard". And they live their slogan! Dave started in the wine industry on the viticultural side - eventually helping some of Santa Barbara's best wineries to grow healthier grapes. His knowledge and hands-on involvement in their vineyards is evident in their wines. For example, he personally visited each vine a dozen times last year, each time tending to a different aspect of viticultural need. We could not be more pleased to bring you these wines from this talented and up-and-coming couple.
CORE started in 2001 with 10 barrels. CORE focuses on red and white Rhones. All wines are blends featuring Grenache and Mourvedre from our high elevation Alta Mesa Vineyard. The whites feature Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne. We have 3 other labels which we produce. Kuyam features Bordeaux blends, C3 Tempranillo and Turchi Bordeaux varietal wines.