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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  • Morvedre 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Tganucheau


  • Painted Fields 2011

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    Wine review by Tganucheau


  • I have very little experience with Grenache/Granacha.  (I don't think ... ... is synonomous with Mourvedre.)  I guess the I would find the first interpretation to be a bit more surprising than the second.Oh, and Greg, my latest Halcon order arrived yesterday.  I really should have ordered more of the Esquistos, but I was blinded by their firs... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Ravenswood Besieged 2013

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    The color of this wine is a mix between purple, burgundy and has brown tinges....oily in texture! Rich dark berry aromas with some dried dark fruits in there as well. Flavors follow suit and there are added notes of licorice, nutty oak, Earthy spice tones, blackberry, dark cherries etc....full mouthfeel and buttery smooth! Alcohol tinge right... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • LuckyLucy, let me also welcome you to Snooth!  If you're looking for ... Many of the grenache, syrah, mourvedre blends have loads of dark cherry and earth, but may be a bit on the tannic side when young. Châteauneuf-du-Pape (a bit pricey) or Cote rotie may fit the bill.Tonight just seemed like an Oregon pinot night. Opened two '11s for a side ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Juan Gil Monastrell Monastrell

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    Wine review by Popmuseum


  • Xavier Vignon Cote du Rhone Rouge 2010

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    This Xavier Wine I am enjoying tonight was tasted at Marquis Wines Vancouver BC served by the blender of the wine (when he was in the south of France), John Clerides, proprietor. I don't know John well, but he's a clever guy: the eclectic blend of minor grape varieties along with the usual Grenache base is delicious - with a twist; the bright c... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

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    flows very nicely off of the palate yet something seems flat and earthy so this makes it mildly less inviting to think a bout another bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Bodegas Tarima Monastrell Mourvedre 2013

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    Wine review by MRSBCO


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