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Mourvèdre / Monastrell

Like Grenache, Mourvèdre is a full-bodied Spanish grape that wandered up the dry Mediterranean coast to France’s Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and Southern Rhone Valley. But unlike Grenache, Mourvèdre’s small berries and thick skins are capable of seriously deep colour and dark berry flavours. This might have made Mourvèdre famous (like its frequent neighbour, Syrah) except perhaps for its more rustic, savoury background notes - that can smell like earthy spiced meat...or a barnyard. Yet such complexities still make rich and impressive single varietals - especially in France’s Bandol - while also adding dimension to Spanish blends under the name Monastrell and to Rhone-influenced ones from California and Australia, sometimes under the name Mataro.  

Mourvèdre / Monastrell

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  1. 2018 Casa Castillo Vino de Finca

    2018 Casa Castillo Vino de Finca

    93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A notable step up in depth and poise from the estate-labelled Monastrell. While capturing the glorious distinctiveness of this compelling local grape, the Finca represents a higher fruit ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  2. 2015 Xavier Vins Arcane Diable Mourvedre

    2015 Xavier Vins Arcane Diable Mourvedre

    94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    Almost literally a monster of a wine, this new label from Xavier Vins is deep and dark and named after the devil. A rare thing from the Rhone, this is 100% Mourvedre from a wonderfully hot year ...
    $36.99 in mixed 6+ or $41.99 per bottle
  3. 2015 Head Ancestor Vine Grenache Mataro

    2015 Head Ancestor Vine Grenache Mataro

    97 Points James Halliday
    A very special wine that has been squeezed out from vines of more than one-and-a-half centuries old. On an elevated and cool site, these extremely low-yielding vines produce a red less about ...
    $89.99 in mixed 6+ or $99.99 per bottle

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