Also known as Mataro and Monastrell, Mourvedre is a Spanish grape, originating from the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is most commonly used as a blending partner to Grenache and Syrah, to add a bit
of colour and reinforce the tannins. There are some example of a pure varietal wine most successfully made in Bandol, Provence, where they produce truly premium Mourvedre and in Southern Rhone.
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|Distinctive Flavours||N/A||Blackberry, black plum, game meat, black pepper||Blackberry, Black currant, Blueberry, Black Pepper, Violet, Smoke, Gravel|