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Grapes

Monastrell (Mourvèdre)

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A deeply bold, smoky red wine found in abundance in Central Spain and Southern France (where it’s known as Mourvèdre). Monastrell is the “M” in the Rhône / GSM blend.

Primary Flavors

  • Blackberry
  • Black Pepper
  • Cocoa
  • Tobacco
  • Roasted Meat

Taste Profile

Dry

Full Body

High Tannins

Medium Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

A perfect wine with smoked meats and barbecue where the wine’s peppery and gamy flavors seem to vanish, revealing layers of black fruits and chocolate.

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