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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Mourvèdre on Snooth

  • Torbreck the Steading Barossa 2 Bt 2003

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    Wine review by superwinetier


  • Mas de Gourgonnier Red Rhone Blend les Baux-de-Provence 2006

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    Wine review by bisitun


  • Cereghino Smith Red Bordeaux Blend Eaten By Bears 2007

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    This is an absolutely delicious wine, great to have either on its own or with food that can stand up to its robust flavors. I'm not sure how long you can keep it, because in our house, a closed bottle doesn't usually stay closed for very long! Read More

    Wine review by lonmarkc


  • Snooth was happy to be able to host The Big House Wine Companys winemaker, ... ... Lineup 2006A 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... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Warden: Georgetta Dane...


  • Snooth was happy to be able to host The Big House Wine Company's winemaker, ... ... 2006 A Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend Very 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 b... Read More

    From the article The Warden: Georgetta Dane blends at the Big House.


  • Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla 2006

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    Wine review by ppretzer


  • Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner 2007

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    Wonderful dessert wine with chocolate. Nice and hefty with lots of plum. Not as good as 04, 05 or 06. Try to get those first. Read More

    Wine review by basilwino


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

    Forum post in the topic Wine Composition?


  • 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


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