Said to be of Spanish origin, Mourvèdre arrived on the French coasts in the Middle Ages where it found a climate it could thrive in. It is a highly esteemed southern grape variety that is grown exclusively along the Mediterranean coast, between Perpignan and Fréjus, where it yields some of the region’s finest wines.
It requires sunshine, heat and proximity to the sea in order to achieve its full potential. Mourvèdre is above all a finicky grape whose cultivation is tricky. The red wines it produces are of excellent quality and boast deep colour. They are aromatic, spicy and structured, suitable for ageing. When vinified as a rosé, it yields structured, complex wines.
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