Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, the Valencia and Jumilla denominación de origens of Spain, California and Washington State and the Australian regions of South Australia and New South Wales. In addition to making red varietal wines, Mourvèdre is a prominent component in "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre) blends. The variety is also used to make rosé and port-style fortified wines.Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol.
Posts about Mourvedre
    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

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    • Pick My Next Bottle – 2007 Syrah Showdown

      The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on some of the very best domestic Syrah producers. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened with Thanksgiving dinner and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 10 readers -
    • Round Peak Vineyards: North Carolina Winery Visit

      During our recent Thanksgiving holiday, we headed for wine country – but we traveled east and not west. As we returned from visiting family in High Point, North Carolina, we stopped in Yadkin Valley to check out Round Peak Vineyards. North Carolina has more than 140 wineries and that number has more than quadrupled since 2001. NC is 10th in U.S. wine production and third in wine tourism.

      Toledo Wines and Vinesin Merlot- 28 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Nov 17, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

    … of Rioja and Priorat, blending is what Villa Creek does best. The area’s finest Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Tempranillo Vineyards are just a stone’s throw from the west Paso Robles winery where these blends are lovingly produced by winemaker Cris Cherry and his wife JoAnn. The grapes of the area’s most progressive vineyards, James Berry, Denner…

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  • Giving the Gift of Wine

    … and bottlings from smaller, less well-known producers. Good choices for whites include floral Viognier or a rich Roussanne (Andrew Rich’s Roussanne is a perennial favorite and can be ordered online). Paso Robles' Tablas Creek makes consistently good Rhône white blends - try the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $20. If your eclectic giftee’s taste…

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  • Domaine Sainte Anne Cotes du Rhone, 2001

    … Mourvedre more than the Grenache and Syrah that make up this Cotes du Rhone. It's a smell that I love. Red berries on the mid-palate. Burnished texture. And a ripe, spicyt red fruit finish. This is not an ordinary Cotes du Rhone. Posted by Fred McTaggart at 10:45 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Reactions: Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) More information …

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Jefferson Cup Invitational Results – Texas Wineries

    … of ExcellenceFortifiedHaak Vineyards & WineryBlanc du Bois Madeira 2012Texas Medal of MeritFortifiedHaak Vineyards & WineryJacquez Madeira 2010Texas Medal of ExcellenceVinifera RoseMcPherson CellarsRose Les Copains 2013Texas Medal of MeritSangioveseMcPherson CellarsSangiovese 2012Texas WinnerTempranilloPedernales CellarsTempranillo Reserve…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Paso Robles Grape Escape: Croad Inn

    … and Villicana: the cool thing about the latter is they also have a distillery, RE:FINED, where they make amazing vodka, gin and limoncello out of the saignee local wineries produce when concentrating their Rhone reds. That juice would normally go bye bye, down the drain or into holding ponds. It’s a cool recycling story that you can get behind…

    Wine Oh TV- 8 readers -
  • 2005 Cuvée du Vatican Réserve Sixtine – Bottle Notes

    … vines. It’s usually a blend of mostly Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre. Dark crimson in color but fading slightly at the edge of the glass. 14.5% ABV. Red fruits, plums, licorice and wet pavement on the nose. Full bodied and rich with great mouthfeel. Raspberries, garrigue, kirsch and creme de cassis on the palate. Super finish. Drink over…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Six Great Hostess Gift Wines

    … bringing the wine as a hostess gift? You need a flexible, crowd pleasing wine that can pair with most foods or just a glass. Here are a few we have tried this year that fit the bill. Stoller Family Estate 2012 Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills AVA in Oregon. Black cherry, cinnamon baking spice, with all of the "prettiness upon arrival" that has defined…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pourin Syrah Riesling- 4 readers -

    … is surprisingly smooth and supple. Mr. Trollope (see quote above) obviously never tasted Saint-Roche. If you’re looking for a winter wine somewhat on the chewy side or something to go with beef, this is a good choice. At 14.5% alcohol, which by French standards is high, this wine packs some heat that you’ll feel on the back taste with black pepper. A great…

    Wine Mizerin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Month in Wines – November 2014

    …, with firm structure and youthful elegance. Coffee, dark chocolate and spices taking this wine to the next level. 8 2004 Carlisle Russian River Valley Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard, California (15.9% ABV) – way too young. Smoke, raspberries, finesse, eucalyptus, menthol cigarettes – in a tight, firm body. 8 2012 Field Recordings Carignan Camp 4…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
  • Dec 4, Aglianico wine variety

    … Aglianico wine variety in Australia Aglianico, the name of this red wine variety which is now at home in Southern Italy, is believed to be derived from Ellenico, the Italian word for Greek. This gives us a clue that the wine may have been introduced by the Greeks who settled in Southern Italy a couple of millennia ago. The variety hasn't moved…

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  • Tasting Dry Creek Valley Red Blends

    …, with histories stretching back through the decades. The Dry Creek Valley AVA in Sonoma County, established in 1983, grows a wide variety of grapes. Grapes have been grown there since the late 1800's though, so the region is no stranger to high quality wines. Chief among them are zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon. That said, a lot of wine geeks these days…

    Beau's Barrel Roomin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Langmeil, SMG, Three Gardens, Barossa, Australia, 2011, 14.5% abv, C$30

    … aromas of deep red and black fruit – plums, cherries and dried strawberries – with leather, crushed herbs, and some beautiful barnyard. That sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. The palate is dry with almost high acidity, velvety tannins with the lightest ever grip, high alcohol at 14.5% and medium plus flavours of blueberry, boysenberry, plum…

    winellamain Syrah- 2 readers -
  • 2008 & 2009 Las Flors, La Pèira

    … Pèira This Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah blend shows of a big, deep and tight nose with notes of ripe black cherries, plums, raw meat, dark fudge and a hint of that special smoky scent that comes from a good Islay whisky. Deep and very fine. The taste is young, tight and focused with notes of ink, dark plums and cherries, asphalt, meat stock…

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