Mourvèdre

Common synonyms: Monastrell, Motaro, Alcayata (Spain), Damas Noir, Negria, Esparte, Trinchiera

Parentage of the grape: native of Spain
 
History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually brought to Provence, France some time during the Middle Ages and spread into the Rhone where it became the dominant varietal. But the late 19th century Phylloxera epidemic was very unkind to the grape and hybrid graftings that otherwise salvaged many grape varieties proved resistant to much of the Mourvedre. The ones that survived lived in the sandy soil of the Bandol and Mediterranean coast. For this reason, most of the Rhone was replanted with other graft-friendly varietals such as Syrah and Grenache. It wasn’t until after World War II that stronger rootstocks were developed and Jacques Perrin of Chateau Beaucastel began blending the grape into Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Since then, plantings throughout the Rhone and other parts of France increased Read more »

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  • Clos Roque d'Aspes Mourvedre Blend Faugères 2000

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    This wine had a clear deep rich color and nice legs that suggested a dry full bodied flavor. The taste was very smooth and lingered in your mouth. It was a nice surprise since this was given to me as a gift. I had to research it to find another bottle, no luck. I added the picture. Read More

    Wine review by FairysGodMother


  • Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner 2007

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    Wine review by DickWeit


  • Finca Luzon "Luzon" Jumilla 2008

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    The alchohol overpowers the head. However, if you let the bottle breathe for awhile, it allows for some nice cherry and chocolate hints. Not one of the best Bodegas but definitely a good buy for the price Read More

    Wine review by Jeroboam194


  • Pacific Breeze Winery Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2006

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    Wine review by ronniedoesitforfree


  • Cline Mourvèdre Contra Costa County 2006

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    Wine review by grappajon


  • Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2006

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    Loved the past vintages and this does not disappoint - I want to wait another couple of months for the true test but here is my initial reaction - I tasted first and then let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour - that was the ticket - more pepper and spice than 2005 - I get lots of choc covered cherries, blueberries and mocha - smooth finish with a ... Read More

    Wine review by deconut


  • Cline Cellars Mourvedre Contra Costa County Ancient Vines 2003

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    This is a grape I buy often. The history of the grape is interesting, if you have the time you should explore the history. This wine pairs well with red sauces. Read More

    Wine review by Dad8274


  • La Bastide St. Vincent Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 2007

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    Wine review by Pescado


  • Domaine St Damien Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane 2005

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    Full of bright red cherry fruit. Old-world terroir on the nose, which mingles with cherry and floral aromas. Red fruit on the palate with silky tannins made this a pleasure to drink. Not a very long finish, which makes this an easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


  • Wine Road through Provence and PiemonteLooking at the World through a Glass of ... ... Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre grapes. At street side cafés, it is chilled and served by the glass complete with an outer coating of condensed moist air. More at: http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=1118Barolo & Barbaresco: Where the Nebbia and Nebbiolo HangO... Read More

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