Grape Vari­ety: Mourvèdre

Geog­ra­phy: Grown in the South of France, also Alge­ria, Spain and Australia.

Viti­cul­ture: Very tol­er­ant of heat.

Varietal/Blend: Mainly used for blend­ing in south­ern Rhône wines.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: Fla­vors of black fruits, herbs and spices.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: French and Span­ish wine­mak­ers usu­ally use tra­di­tional vini­fi­ca­tion tech­niques for the pro­duc­tion of Mourve­dre based wines. Some ver­sions merit bot­tle aging.

Style: A lit­tle earthy when young but devel­ops a smoky, leath­ery fla­vor when aged.

Body, Dry/Sweet: Rich, full bodied.

Notes: Also known as Beni Carlo, Cata­lan, Espar, Matari and Negron.