Grape Variety

Mourvedre

Color

Red

Countries

FRANCE, SPAIN

Regions

Produces finely structured wines with elegant tannins

This variety is originally from Spain’s Valencia region, where it is called Monastrell. It also goes by the names Alicante, Flouroux, Mourvedon, Plant de Saint-Gilles and Trinchiera. It is common in Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and the Rhône Valley, where it is grown predominantly in the southern region. This grape is both fragile and delicate, with low acidity but an excellent tannic structure. It possesses a broad palate of aromas and is suitable for aging. Bloom occurs between June 5th and 15th, and the grapes begin to ripen in October. Mourvedre requires warm autumn days during its final maturing phase, but it does not need much water.

Source: Vin Vigne