Mourvèdre is dark and strongly aromatic
Mourvèdre yields a dark, deep red wine with a strong and tannic character and a moderate sourness. Typical for this rich variety are aromas of blackberries, leather, liquorice and pepper. Also other spices like thyme are perceivable. Mourvèdre is very popular for its intensive flavour of liquorice and its nuances of dark chocolate and lavender. Red wines that are made from Mourvèdre are long-lasting and can intensify their charakter through the ripening in barriques. Mourvèdre goes very well with venison, spicy stews with beef, lamb or roast hare and in combination with winter stews and ewe’s cheese.
Mourvèdre is often used in cuvées
Mourvèdre adds a strong, intensive character to the perfection of excellent red wines. Vintners like to blend the small, thick-skinned and sweet grape with Grenache and Cinsaut to premium cuvées. Mourvèdre is a part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other wines from the southern Rhône.
Mourvèdre yields quality wines world wide
Mourvèdre is named after a small place in France and is mostly commen in their home country Spain as well as in France. In France the grape covers about 9,500 hectares of wine growing area while it covers in Spain even 65,000 hectaeres. Also vintners in California, Tunesia, the USA and South Africa like to cultivate the variety. World wide Mourvèdre covers about 100,000 hectares of wine growing area. Wine lovers can choose from a large range of wines at our Online Shop for South African wines and can decide to order their favourite wine, for example a Mourvèdre from South Africa, right to their doorstep.