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Mourvèdre: complex wines with depth

Mourvèdre is often used to round off excellent red wine cuvées , which can of course be purchased in the valleygrapes online shop .

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Mourvèdre: A grape variety with character and depth

Mourvèdre, a fascinating and robust grape variety, has increasingly attracted the attention of wine lovers in recent years. With its deep color, complex aromas and ability to shine both as a soloist and in cuvées, it conquers the hearts of connoisseurs worldwide. In South Africa, Mourvèdre has gained importance and is grown in various wine-growing regions including Stellenbosch, Swartland and Tulbagh. South African Mourvèdre wines are characterized by their depth, complexity and longevity and have firmly established themselves on the national and international market.

Origin and history

Originally native to Spain, Mourvèdre has a long history dating back to ancient Phoenicia. The grape variety has taken on different names and identities over the centuries, from Mataró in Spain to Monastrell in France. Today it is particularly known for its role in the wines of the southern Rhône and in the highly acclaimed wines of Provence.

Cultivation and terroir

Mourvèdre grows best in warm, dry climates with well-drained soil. Terroir plays a crucial role in the development of this wine's characteristic aromas, with regions with calcareous soils and Mediterranean climates being particularly suitable. The grape variety is demanding and requires careful care in the vineyard to develop its full potential.

Growing locations

Although Mourvèdre is mainly grown in Spain and France, the grape variety is also gaining popularity in other parts of the world. It is increasingly found in regions such as California, Australia and South Africa, where winemakers are trying to capture its unique character and versatility.

Sensory characteristics

A glass of Mourvèdre reveals a wealth of aromas ranging from dark berries and plums to spicy notes of tobacco, leather and black olives. Wines can vary depending on origin and production style, with some having a strong structure and others an elegant finesse.

Food pairing

Mourvèdre is a versatile wine that goes well with a variety of foods. It goes particularly well with grilled meat, spicy stews, aged cheese and Mediterranean dishes such as paella and ratatouille.


Mourvèdre, with its deep color, complex aromas and versatile nature, remains a fascinating grape variety for wine lovers worldwide. Their rich heritage, deep connection to terroir and impressive versatility make them an indispensable part of the wine world. Enjoying a glass of Mourvèdre is not only an act of enjoyment, but also a journey through the history and secrets of this extraordinary grape variety.

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