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.
One of the finest Chateauneufs made by Guigal, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. Full-bodied with lots of kirsch, blackberry, raspberry, camphor and licorice, this is a classic... Read More
The first release, the 2007 QED is made up of 94% Syrah, 3% Grenache, and 3% Mourvedre sourced from several top vineyards. It was aged in 25% new French oak. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a classy nose of pepper, mineral, smoked... Read More
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