Red Wine

Mourvèrdre

Mourvèrdre, as it is called in France, is also known as Mataro in Australia and Monastrell in Spain is typically made into blends with varieties including Grenache, Shiraz, Cinsault, & Carignan.

Where is it grown?

In France we see it in the Southern Rhône Valley, Provence and the Languedoc.

In Spain it is found in Rioja, Alicante and Penedès, often as 100% Monastrell wines.

In Australia there are old plantings in the Barossa, Clare, and McLaren Vale. It is often used in a Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro blend given the name GSM. The variety is making a bit of come back with new planting being trialed across the country.

What does it taste like?

I’ve always thought of Mataro as an earthy, dark wine, with significant tannins of quality that can give great depth and length of both flavour and tannin.

These characteristics make it such a great blending component layering in flavour and helping to build mouthfeel.

In a GSM the Grenache typically provides perfume, spice and juby fruit, the Shiraz rich mid-palate and the Mataro complexing earthy, dark fruit and structure.

Like all varieties the diversity of sites and winemaking techinques result in an equally diverse array of styles!

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Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac ‘La Reine des Bois’ 2017

F*@#ing excellent! Vibrant fresh, energetic, wonderful wine. Poised and balanced. There’s a seamless harmony about this wine that takes me to a happy place!
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Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Réserve’ 2017

“The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Reserve is largely in the same ballpark [as the Prestige] and has terrific notes of blackberries, smoked earth, garrigue, and pepper. It’s based on 80% Grenache and 10% Syrah and Mourvèdre brought up in foudre and cuve tronconique tanks. More concentrated as well as focused, it's medium to full-bodied, has brilliant concentration, ripe, present tannins, and a great finish. It's another awesome wine from this estate.” Jeb Dunnuck  
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Moulin de la Gardette ‘Tradition’ 2018

Jean-Baptiste Meunier's Gigondas wines, from the land where Grenache is King, have an intensity and flavour that are distinctly their own. Moulin de la Gardette sits firmly in Gigondas' 1st Division. This is very very good. It has presence with sophistication, the core of fruit is superb. Of depth and length. Incredibly silky tannins caress. Bright energetic fruit, strawberries & red fruits, slate, earth baking spice, darkness, anise, pops of bubble gum over rhubarb, a little orange and m
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Moulin de la Gardette ‘Tradition’ 2019

Jean-Baptiste Meunier's Gigondas wines, from the land where Grenache is King, have an intensity and flavour that are distinctly their own. Moulin de la Gardette sits firmly in Gigondas' 1st Division. Seriously good. So pure, precise and energetic. Incredible tannins, fine silky mouth coating, the shape so poised and long. Again the counterplay of red energy with darkness. More baked rhubarb, delicacy in the baking spice, harmony here. A little woody herb. These are wines of presence. Oh so so
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Domaine Tempier Bandol ‘La Tourtine’ 2016

The La Tourtine parcel lies at a slightly lower elevation, in the Castellet region, and is more homogeneously clay soils. This parcel yields a powerful, rich, concentrated and surprisingly polished Bandol that has the fruit and texture to impress in its youth, yet the concentration to age beautifully. The Mourvedre vines flourish on this terroir producing excellent wines that are powerful, tannic and fruity. La Tourtine comprises 70–80% Mourvedre depending on the year. Frequently windswept
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Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvée Prestige’ 2017

“Including more Syrah, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Prestige is 70% Grenache 20% Mourvèdre, and the rest Mourvèdre and other permitted varieties. While it’s brought up mostly in foudre, it has 10% in demi-muids and 30% in cuve tronconique. With thrilling purity of fruit, notes of black raspberries, blackberries, ground pepper, garrigue, and a distinct sense of minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ripe, sweet tannins, a beautifully opulent texture, and a great fini
$150
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Moulin de la Gardette ‘Ventabren’ 2018

Jean-Baptiste Meunier's Gigondas wines, from the land where Grenache is King, have an intensity and flavour that are distinctly their own. Moulin de la Gardette sits firmly in Gigondas' 1st Division. An extra layer of flavour & complexity over the 'Tradition'. The 18’s are bolder, darker than the 19's. A little fruit cake here, not at all jammy, five spice, tobacco, flowers, progressing past well past bubble gum to a more sophisticated blackberry fruit. Excellent tannins with depth. Per
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Moulin de la Gardette ‘Ventabren’ 2019

Jean-Baptiste Meunier's Gigondas wines, from the land where Grenache is King, have an intensity and flavour that are distinctly their own. Moulin de la Gardette sits firmly in Gigondas' 1st Division. The sophistication and elegance here shows lovely line of acid, poached quince, baked rhubarb, fresh ripe mulberry, spice and delicacy. Seamless, dancing across your tongue with twirls of complexity. Superbly dialed in. All the element sitting in balanace. Entrancing, intoxicating and divine. Suc
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Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘La Reine des Bois’ 2017

From all accounts this is something special. Given the calibre of the rest of the wines in the line up I don't doubt it for a second!
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Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019

"One of the strongest wines in the vintage...Tasted out of bottle, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a stunning example of this estate as well as the vintage. Gorgeous kirsch, flowery incense, spice box, and garrigue-like notes define the nose, and it hits the palate with classic Clos des Papes elegance and finesse backed up by a great mid-palate, fabulous concentration, and a monster of a finish. Don’t miss this beauty." Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points "Shows impressive finesse for its depth and f
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Moulin de la Gardette ‘Ventabren’ MAGNUM 2019

Jean-Baptiste Meunier's Gigondas wines, from the land where Grenache is King, have an intensity and flavour that are distinctly their own. Moulin de la Gardette sits firmly in Gigondas' 1st Division. The sophistication and elegance here shows lovely line of acid, poached quince, baked rhubarb, fresh ripe mulberry, spice and delicacy. Seamless, dancing across your tongue with twirls of complexity. Superbly dialed in. All the element sitting in balanace. Entrancing, intoxicating and divine. Suc
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