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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  • Brunier says the grenache is 60% of the blend, Cinsault 5%, Clairette (white) ... (white) 3-4%, Syrah 15% and Mourvedre 15%.  That starts at 4:25 on the video.  It only adds up to 98-99%.  So I guess it's lighter than other CdP. ;-) You can also find the composition at Kermit Lynch's page.And he also says all the wines from VT are great at ten... Read More

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  • Auguste Bessac Gigondas 2009

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    The Mediterranean world of Gigondas is evident from the first scent of the wine; the redolence of dried grape, sage and spiny scrub which is deep with warm wind at harvest. This Grenache-dominant wine has good tannic structure (backbone) and Aussie-like (Barossa) depth. Powerful - like a good Gigondas should be. Serve with heavy dishes and BB... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I started a thread on WB recently, and not many folks agreed with my stance, though I suspect many more do agree that just don't say anything.Strictly speaking about Northern Hemisphere Wines, leaving the various barrel aging out of it for sake of discussion. Read More

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  • Wrongo Dongo Monastrell 2013

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    Well balanced, fantastic representation from Spain. True to varital. Awesome price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Esprit Barville Cotes du Rhone 2013

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    Not sure what the blend is on this wine but it's mostly grenache. Fruity with mid range weight, light acidity and light tannins. Not bad wine by any means just very simple. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • Le Bossu Chateau du Trignon Sablet Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010

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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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