The wine shop
Although Mourvèdre’s home is Spain where it is known as Monastrell, it is perhaps France’s Provence region where this grape is most famous. Nevertheless, both France and Spain produce lovely versions of Mourvèdre, with quite different characters between them. It has also found home in New World regions like Australia and of course California, where our warm, dry climate is a great match. In the old days in California, you could find field blends of many varieties containing what we used to call Mataro, another name for this grape. We sourced this fruit from our local Berean Vineyard.
In 2018, we have produced a very limited lot of only 38 cases! Like they say, if you snooze, you lose!
Aroma: Lovely fresh rosemary opens to various red fruits. It’s a Provence Spring day in a glass!
Palate: Cherry, red and black raspberry and oodles of fresh Mediterranean herbs caress the tongue along with silky tannins.
Pairing: This is begging for herbed lamb or pork, and classic Southern French stews like Cassoulet; Spanish Tapas would be another winning pairing.
Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.32% (dry)