Monastrell (Mourvèdre)

  • Grape
  • moe-nah-strell

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 Tannin
  • Medium Acidity
  • 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room
    60–68°F / 16–20°C
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 1 Hour
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $22.00

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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