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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Spain

    Spain is one of the word’s largest wine-producing regions. It comprises most of the Iberian Pen...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Jumilla

    Jumilla is part of the Murcia region in the Levante province of Spain. It benefits from an arid...

  • Languedoc-roussillon

      This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, bu...

  • Bandol

    Bandol Bandol is the most interesting and quality-oriented appellation in Provence. It is ...

  • Yecla

      This is a small region within the Murcia province surrounded by Jumilla, Almansa and Alica...

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  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Arrogant Frog

    Arrogant Frog was born in the Herault Valley in Languedoc in the south of France, near the Medite...

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Mourvèdre on Snooth

  • Mähler-Besse Jumilla Taja Reserva 2001

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    Amazing value. Bite it Wine Spectator! Lots of raisins on the nose...very cherry mid-palate with a nice smooth finish. the 2001 vintage in Spain was truly legendary. I love this wine. This wine will not hold overnight. Great wine to bring to a party. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Bodegas Casa Castillo las Gravas 2001

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    Minerally - like the name - and deeply colored, a wonderful wine. Very earthy, sort of "brown" tasting, A very nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by ff1959


  • Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Sonoma 2005

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    Spicy beginning with a bold finish - great with bbq that has some heat to it. Read More

    Wine review by bdiskin


  • Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Stepham


  • Wrongo Dongo Monastrell 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Stepham


  • Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2004

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    Oh yeah...this is yummy stuff. It's a mix of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Mourvedre. I've never heard of Mourvedre grapes but I like the balance. It's deep, rich, dark, and has that high class bouquet and taste that really expensive cabernet meritage's have but without the tannins. If you're a big tannic acid fan don't let that keep you from ... Read More

    Wine review by Ducks Leap


  • Oriel Grenache Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Pavés 2003

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    A divisive wine, but for those who like the smell of barnyards, this is the shizzit. Good fruit balance with heavy hay and manure on the nose Read More

    Wine review by michaeldain


  • Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Jumilla Dulce Monastrell 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by jgb68


  • Mähler-Besse Jumilla Taja Reserva 2000

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    This review is for the 2003 vintage. I paid $11.00 for the bottle. Very impressive for the prices. Medium red berry intensity on the nose. Palatte had medium tannin, medium acid, medium + alcohol, medium + body. Tastes of strawberries and spice. A very nice combination. The length is mostly alcohol. For the price it is definately worth. Read More

    Wine review by TwoMartinis


  • Wrongo Dongo Monastrell 2005

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    It is not often that I can't finish a glass of wine, but that was the case with this one. It was all wrongo!!!! Read More

    Wine review by pballing02


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