Mattina Fiore’s “Buona Derrata” translates from Italian to English as “The Good Stuff." Buona Derrata is a blend of our Murmur Vineyard Grenache, Syrah and Santa Maria Valley Mourvèdre. Although the origins of this blend of varietals is from the Rhone, we live in and produce Syrah and Grenache in one of the most premier locations to do so. Andrea and I have a passion for the cool climate fruit our wine is made with and the style of wines that these grapes produce. Elegant, lush, fruit-forward wines with soft tannins that when we taste we always want more of. Developing this blend was truly a labor of love.
With a panel of winemakers and grape growers we tasted through and shared some of the finest and highly acclaimed GSM blends from our area. It was our goal to produce a wine that was able to show off the individual qualities of each of the wine’s varietals, yet richen and to enhance their character though their marriage. With that in mind, Robert Henson, Scott and Andrea refined the blend we are proud to call “Buona Derrata.”