Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 


Mourvedre Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Another Rhone grape, this medium-bodied red has the aromas of cherry jam and spices. A bright cherry flavor highlights the palate, with a touch of black pepper in the finish. 150 cases produced

Varietal Definition
As long as the weather is warm, Mourvedre ably tolerates a wide variety of soils. It is popular across the south of France, especially in Provence, where it is responsible for the greatness of Bandol, and many a fine red Cotes-du-Rhone. It is often blended in Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Languedoc makes it as a varietal. Spain uses it in many areas, including Valencia. In the United States, Mourvedre remains a minor factor for now, pursued by a few wineries that specialize in Rhone-style wines. The wine it produces can be quite pleasing, with medium weight, spicy cherry and berry flavors and moderate tannins. It ages well.


Back to Snowy Peaks Winery information