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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  • Mullineux Family Wines Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2009

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2012

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    Stunning effort for the price popint and definately has benefited from laying down for a few years.Lush rich blackberry fruit, violets, blueberry, rich damp earth, mocha, pepper follow to rounded sweet dark cherry tannins and balanced acidity. The finale is almost port like with it's butterscotch rim and thickness. 92 points - still 24 months o... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2012

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  • Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012

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    This was really very good and needed about 45-60 mins of decanting time open...but when it did, damn! Juicy black berry fruits, spice dusty earth, pepper are finished off with drying tannins, framing acidity and medium length finish. Drink Noe - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012

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    Wine review by bobvree


  • Had some friends over - due to inclement weather not everyone showed - for a ... this price point, this 100% Mourvedre - was exceptional.  Pure dark berry fruits, spice - mainly pepper, wet earth, dark cherry with a rim of butterscotch and chocolate, rounded mellow tannins and good acidity frame the wine and help to provide a lengthy aftertast... Read More

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  • Cline Cashmire "Exquisite" Red Blend 2013

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    88 pts and a great food wine!! Delicate and smooth with ripe red berry fruit and a dash od blueberry, chewy tannins, vanilla and pepper combine with good acidity to give a lingering, juicy aftertaste. Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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