is very well known in the Rhône
Valley. It is one of the older grape-variety present
in France. One can consider it was born in Provence.
This grape variety resists very well to high temperatures
and prefers stony soil. Mourvèdre produces
a bluish juicy berry. It is used to make full-bodied
and deep wines. This is why it is associated to Cinsault and Grenache.
The Mourvèdre variety was destroyed by
the too famous Phylloxera. Thanks to the Mediterranean
vinegrowers efforts, it has regained its importance.
known in Spain as Monastrell where the grape variety
is widely used.
Aromas : black fruits, licorice
French wines : Bandol, Gigondas, Chateauneuf
du Pape, Coteaux
du Languedoc, etc
white grapes: Cabernet
Franc - Cabernet
Sauvignon - Carignan - Cinsault - Gamay - Grenache - Merlot - Pinot
Noir - Syrah - White