Like many others the red Mourvedre grape is know by other names like Monastrell in Spain and Mataro in Australia and California. Mourvedre wine is usually blended with other grapes because it is high in tannin and can be a bit harsh. However we see more examples of standalone Monastrell wines from Spain all the time. In France Mourvedre is often blended into wines from the Southern Rhone like Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Cotes du Rhone to improve color and structure. Wherever they are from you should buy Mourvedre wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
"I tasted through various foudres of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape and it is unquestionably a top-flight wine for Clos des Papes that is seductive and forward by the standards of this estate. It reminded me of the precocious style... Read More
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