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Mourvedre Contra Costa

Mourvedre Contra Costa Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: It’s Back! Mourvedre is a grape of Spanish origin and popular in Southern France. There are only a handful of wineries in California that specialize in this Rhone-style wine that is mild and medium bodied with spicy cherry and berry flavors. It is yummy with chicken apple sausage, turkey, or ham. Mourvedre is marvelous and hard to find.

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.


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