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Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre

This variety is almost certainly of Catalonian or Spanish origin. Some of its names are revealing; there is not only a town close to Valencia called Murviedro, but also a town in Cataluña of the name Mataro (which is one the variety's synonyms). Given this, it indeed seems strange that its principal name is of French derivation. 

Since its liquorice flavouring lends potency and attractive colour to the wines of this grape, it is popular across southern France and Spain for use in blends.

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    • Swartland
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    An elegant medium full-bodied wine combining charm with power, red berry and spice and a long, polished finish. Read More
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    Typical, straight forward Cote du Rhone with the classic fresh fruit character which is supported by peppery notes. Read More
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    A lovely medium bodied expression from the Southern Rhone.  The nose is reminiscent of the surrounding garrigue (scrubland), with scents of thyme an... Read More
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    Ruby purple in colour with ground pepper, black currant, cherries and loamy soil aromatic undertones. It is a deeply full-bodied and powerful Gigondas... Read More
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    • Australia
    Citrus rind and black fruit on the nose, the palate consists of black fruit, pepper spice and subtle smoke. The finish is well balanced and it's livel... Read More
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    • Chile
    A well rounded wine that balances spice with blueberry fruit character and firm tannin. The oak brings vanilla to equation making for a deep and excit... Read More
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    Aromas of wild berry are well supported by a rich and full palate that has plenty of spicy character. The finish is deep, bringing hints of leather to... Read More
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    One could argue that this wine ouzes Rhone style quaility, but I dare say the french may disagree. This wine has a delcious bright raspberry and crush... Read More
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Key Regions

Spain (particularly in the eastern peninsula where it is the main grape variety), France (southern Rhône Valley; Languedoc-Roussillon), Australia (the Barossa Valley) and California

Climate Suitability

This variety is most suited to warm/hot martime climates, which enable it to ripen completely. It has more trouble doing so in France, where the climate is cooler, and it is only really in the south of this country that the weather is warm enough for this vine's cultivation. If indeed the conditions are warm, this sturdy vine is capable of flourishing in a variety of soil types. In such conditions it is also usually able to withstand the threat of downy and powdery mildews, to which it is much more vulnerable in cooler climates.

Colour and Flavours

This vine produces striking deep red wines of great power. The flavours tend to vary considerably, depending on where the grapes are grown. However, they are characteristically coarse, earthy and gamey when young, and then mellow with age to develop flavours and aromas of spices, herbs and black fruits.

Synonyms

Monastrell and Morastell (Spain); Balzac, Espar, Estrangle-Chien, Flouron, Flouroux, Morvède, Mourvedon, Mourvès, Négron, Spar and Tire-Droit (France); Mataró (the New World, Portugal and the Pyrénèes-Orientales) and Esparte (an old Australian name).

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