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Mourvèdre (France)

Mourvèdre is a red wine grape, famous for the M in GSM wines.

It is intensely colored, high in tannins and alcohol, and often blended.

Typical Flavors


Blueberry
Blueberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Blackberry
Plum
Plum

Jam
Jam
Licorice
Licorice
Violet
Violet
Rose
Rose

Herbs
Herbs
Thyme
Thyme
Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper

Oak added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Coffee
Coffee
Meat
Meat
Leather
Leather

Dark Berries, Plum, Jam, and Licorice are typical Mourvèdre flavors.

Herbs (Thyme). Flowers (Violets, Roses). Spices (Pepper).

Profile

Mourvèdre is a full bodied wine with rich tannins:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Mushroom
Mushroom
Hamburger
Hamburger
Ham
Ham
Soup
Casseroles

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Beef
Beef

A full bodied Mourvèdre needs Bold Food to absorbe the rich Tannins.

Mourvèdre loves Roasted Pork, Lamb, and BBQ.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
BBQ. Grilled. Roasts.
Smoked Meat. Salami.
Roasted Potatoes and Onions.
Grilled Mushrooms (Portobello).
Grilled Veggetables. Wrap.
Rich Casseroles. Beef Stew.
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Hamburger. Cheese Burger. Bacon Burger.
Red Meat Dishes. Spareribs. Veal Chops.
Strip Steak. T-Bone. Kobe. Entrecôte.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese.
Manchego. Smocked Cheddar and Gouda. Pecorino.
Blue. Camembert.

About

Mourvèdre is a red wine grape that grows in many regions around the world:

In France the grape is called Mourvèdre.

In Spain the grape is called Monastrell.

Mourvèdre is also known to be a prominent component in GSM wines (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre).

In USA, Australia, and South Africa it is called Mourvèdre or Mataro.

If You Like Mourvèdre

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Côtes du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine region in the Rhône Valley of France. There are two main regions:

France

Côtes du Rhône North

In the North, the main grape is Syrah.

The grapes grows on very steep slopes, and are manually picked in hillside trolleys, wich adds to the price.

Côtes du Rhône South

In the South, the main grape is Grenache.

The area is famous for its GSM wines: A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

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