Definitions for "Mourvèdre"
Keywords:  mataro, spain, rhone, earthy, ripening
grape variety typical to the Rhône valley and the Southwest
A late-ripening red grape variety widely planted in southern France, Spain and increasingly California that is rich in color and extract producing dark, fruity wines that are sometimes said to have earthy bouquets, likened to tree bark.
(Moor-VED'rr) - Red grape commonplace in Southern France, Languedoc and the Rhone, also Spain (where it is known as Mataro) and, increasingly, California. Rich in color and extract, it often imparts earthy aromas to the wine; one common descriptor is "tree bark."