Monastrell (Mourvèdre)

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.

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Malbec

Argentina’s most important variety came by way of France, where it’s commonly called Côt (sounds like “coat”). Wines are loved for their rich, dark fruit flavors and smooth chocolatey finish.

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Dolcetto

In Piedmont, Dolcetto’s home, the name means “little sweet one.” Funny enough, wines are generally tart with loads black fruit flavors and occasionally aggressive tannins.

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Baga

Even though a large proportion of Baga is used in Portugal’s leading value wine, Mateus Rosé, the grape can produce age-worthy reds and complex sparkling rosé.

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