The wine park

Grape Varietals

Mourvèdre

mourvedre

Mourvedre-Wine

The exact history of Mourvedre is still difficult to pinpoint but historians agree that it has its origins in Spain. It produces tannic wines with high in alcohol content, also used to make rose and port styled fortified wines.

It has the ability to ripen to high sugar levels which translates it to high alcohol content during fermentation. If thick-skin berries of Mourvèdre are harvested at high sugar levels it produces deeply coloured, very tannic wine with significant alcohol levels as they possesses high phenolic compounds.

Interesting Facts

In the mid 19th Century a vast European Mouvedre planting was devastated by phylloxera louse resulting in a huge loss.

Different names for Mourvedre - 1) Mataro in Portugal and parts of the new world.  2) Monastrell in Spain.