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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  • Had that 1992 Hobbs last night, along with a tired 2000 Mourvedre from CA and a good 1996 RdD. The Hobbs was fantastic. Perfectly aged Cab. A ringer for a really good Bordeaux. Nice, still ripe, mature, resolved, from a great vintage, wish I had more. Read More

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  • EM - those Cymbidiums look great growing 'in the wild' as it were. ... ... ... a red, the 2012 Cline Mourvedre - a good pairing to the gentlemen's Australian lamb and the ladies chicken / salmon dishes.  This was about $44 for the bottle, again quite reasonabl Read More

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  • If you own this Bottle and would like to share it in 20 years or so...??? contact me ASAP2010 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer to To-Kalon; Wow. Read More

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  • New world wine make it so easy. It's all written right on the label. Winery ... noirMourvedreMuscardinPicpoul noirSyrahTennet noirVaccareseI suppose that is good information for the consumer, but there are no rules on how to blend these together.  A bottle of CdP may be a combination of Mourvedre (45%) Grenache (30%), Syrah (15%), Cinsault (10%... Read More

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  • Juan Gil Silver Label Jumilla Do 2012


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  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

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  • Kepos di Ampeleia 2010


    A beauty...opens with strawberry jelly and vanilla, a few swirls and it is deep ripe cherry jam, same in the first tastes, with espresso, cinnamon, mint, and fudge. Medium body, but perfectly balanced tannins and acidity. Long dry finish of more with licorice and allspice and a curious, but lovely floral notes of blooming Iris....Seems like it w... Read More

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