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.
All honour to the reds! At Rimauresq the elegance, the length and the smoothness dominate the wines. To capture all the subtility of the reds it is better to decant the wines into a carafe prior to drinking. The temperature to... Read More
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Peat, blond tobacco, rosemary, kirsch, plum paste and black raspberry preserves on the nose of Mas Belles Eaux's 2008 Languedoc Les Coteaux presage a comparable complexity on a firm but juicy palate suffused with a mixture of... Read More