Mourvèdre (also known as Mataro or Monastrell in other countries) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in several wine regions around the world, including France, Spain, Australia, and California. It is known for producing full-bodied and robust wines with high tannin levels, and flavours and aromas of dark fruit such as blackberries and black cherries, along with hints of spice and earthy notes.
In France, Mourvèdre is often used as a blending grape in the southern Rhône Valley, where it is a key component in wines such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. In the south of France, it is also used to make rosé wines in the region of Tavel.
When grown in warmer climates, Mourvèdre can produce wines with high alcohol levels and intense, jammy fruit flavours. When grown in cooler climates, it can produce more structured wines with lighter fruit flavours and higher acidity.
Overall, Mourvèdre is a versatile grape variety that can be used to produce a range of different styles of wine, depending on the winemaking techniques used and the specific growing conditions of the region.