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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  • Hi, Can someone tell me what details are usually shown when showing the composition of a wine?many thanks Read More

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  • Ch Beaucastel Chat du Pape 2007

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    Wine review by nikkirn04


  • Bighouse 2006

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    A grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blendVery perfumey nose with subtle gamy undertones supporting blue fruits and a snappy Syrah element with a a nice hint of sisal and dried flowers. Nicely balanced in the mouth with a fresh lively feel and intense juicy red berry fruits with hints of spices, cigar box, leather and black pepper adding nice complexity t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Mähler-Besse Jumilla Taja Reserva 2003

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    Tried 1st in 3/09 with deep dish pizza (sausage, red pepper). Tried 2nd in 8/09 with eggplant in tomato sauce, then with ribeye and potato. Color dark ruby. Fruit, dark cherry; spice, white pepper; finish little short; went well with food. Rate 89/100 or 3.5 glasses. Read More

    Wine review by Sam J


  • Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2005

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    Wine review by travistansbury


  • Michael-David Vineyards Incognito 2005

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    Wine review by altstarr


  • L'Aventure Côte à Côte 2005

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    Wine review by Stuebinger


  • Tablas Creek Mourvedre Paso Robles NV

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    Wine review by Stuebinger


  • Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla 2006

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    What's New in Booze - 9.1 out of 10The grapes are selected from 40-year-old vines, which are grown in chalky soil with arid conditions that lead to very low yielding vines. After a 25 day sur lie maceration the grapes are pressed and aged for 12 months in French oak. This all leads to a wine that has deep rich color, intense aromas of smoked woo... Read More

    Wine review by WhatsNewinBooze


  • Arthur Earl Mourvedre Paso Robles 2003

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    Wine review by radavis3


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