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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  • Finca de Luzon Jumilla 2013

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Castano Monastrell Hecula 2012

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Domaine Piaugier la Grange de Piaugier Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014

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    A good, but relatively "light' CdR as they go. There is plenty red berry fruit as that goes, the this is an earthen wine and "garrique" wine if like that sort of thing. I find it to be a refreshinf change of pace. Drink now. Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • D'Arenberg "The Stump Jump" Gsm 2008

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    It is rare that I save an $8 bottle of wine for 6+ years. There will be 2 in this tasting. This wine still shows strong fruit after several years of quiet. Excellent tannic structure combines with still active acidity to allow for a wine the shows well with food - red meats - with a healthy mushroom sauce.are called for. Great wine wine making h... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • D'Arenberg "The Stump Jump" Gsm 2008

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

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    Nicely balanced wine. No too sweet, not too austere, good acidity, just right. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • Domaine "La Garrugue" Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine 2012

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    This was very good - pepper, chocolate, red plum and Bing cherry lead the nose. This is full bodied wine with dark berries, spice and mildly chewy tannins and matching acidity. Well done with a great finish. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Andrew Murray Esperance Curtis Vineyard 2012

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    My last vintage was the 2010 and I liked it very much, this - better. I like fuller bodied wines and this fit the bill nicely. Plenty of blueberry, violets, pepper on the nose, leading to notes of vanilla, earth and spice on the palate. Medium chewy tannins and balanced acidity give nice lingering aftertaste. Well done - drink now - Paul 89 ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Luzon Roble 2011

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Well D now that there blankdenoir sounds like something I'd like to guzzle ... to Larry Shaffer. I had his Mourvedre rosado a little while ago. It's almost pure white. And it's got some tannins. He said he had like a couple hours of skin contact - really interesting. Quite good. If he made a sparkling wine, that would be a great candidate.Sekt... Read More

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