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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  • Jc Cellars Red Blend California Misc. Stuff 2012

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  • Jeff Cohn Cellars Gsm Iris Rose 2014

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  • Fenestra Winery Estate Infrared Gsm 2012

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  • Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge 2008

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    Really enjoying this excellent Tablas Esprit de Beaucastel! Really dark, chewy berry fruit on the nose with some savoriness. Loads of ripe, crushed black cherry, notes of black licorice that just go on and on, a touch of mint, and a bit of freshly tanned leather. There are well resolved, fine tannins, tongue coating viscosity, medium plus acidit... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • J.L. Chave'Mon Couer' Cotes-du-Rhone 2014

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    2nd in the Flight; Interesting aromas of Barbecue and roasted Green Chile. Dry, but soft in the mouth with well balanced Tannins and Acidity. Becomes more nuanced as it sits in the glass, with more herb and earth. Not bad at all $10 a glass, but retail is $21. Very surprising a 2014 so well rounded and enjoyable. Definitely a 'go to' wine out an... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Had this 2011 Oso Libre Carnal on Sunday. We visited this small Paso Robles ... Grenache, 41% Syrah and 18% Mourvedre, very tasty with mixed fruit and spice. Powerful nose with some complexity mid palate and a long finish. May have to get us some more. &nbs Read More

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  • Three Wine Company Mataro 2012

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  • Penya Rouge 2014

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  • Caracol Serrano Tinto 2012

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    I love Pinot Noir and this is a very very good wine! Smooth!!! Read More

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