Mourvèdre: The Sophisticate

We call Mourvèdre the “Sophisticate” because of the elegance it adds to blends.

  • Small, thick-skin berries
  • Tannic wines high in alcohol
  • Major grape of Bandol in Provence
  • Southern France and South Australia – adds flesh to GSM blends
  • Widely used to create rosé
  • Monastrell in Spain, Mataro in Australia


Wine map of Provence showing Bandol, one of the few French single-varietal wines made with Mourvèdre.


Mourvèdre does well in hot climates and should benefit from global warming