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."
Robust mediterranean grape variety widely grown in the southern Rhone region of France and mainly used to introduce color and body to the red wine blends. Select limited plantings in California, where the grape is often called the Mataro, produce a wine that sometimes develops the "green tea-like" herbal character that Rhone region french growers refer to as "animale". Also widely grown in Spain where it has the name Monastrell.
A common variety in the Mediterranean regions of Spain and France. This late-ripening grape produces dark, fruity wines that are long-lived.
Also known as Mataro, this is a Rhone grape used as a blending grape as well as in some varietal bottlings.
(Mataro) - This warm-weather, red wine grape can turn into pleasant medium-weight wines with cherry and berry flavors. It goes by the name Mourvedre in France. In California and Australia, it's often called Mataro.
Another Rhone grape found in Southern France and primarily in blends, primarly for body and color. Rhone Rangers in California are experimenting with varietals and blends featuring Mourvedre.
a red grape variety. Also known as Mataro, Mourvedre is widely planted in southern France, Spain and California. Mourvedre's most famous incarnation can perhaps be found in the vineyards of Bandol in Provence.