Tag Archives: Mourvèdre

• Already delicious Ott to make rosé to rival d’Esclans

Already delicious Ott to make rosé to rival d’Esclans

Domaines Ott in Côtes de Provence is to launch a super premium rosé from Bandol to rival Château d’Esclans’ top wine Garrus. “The wine will be made from around 70% Mourvèdre as it has the best ageing potential for rosé, and we want this wine to age,” Ott’s export manager Christophe Renard told the drinks […]

• Mourvèdre: A wine whose time has come

Mourvèdre: A wine whose time has come

I’M ALWAYS on the lookout for the next big thing in the wine world. It might be something that magically captures the fancy of consumers — such as Prosecco and Moscato d’Asti have this summer — or a trend that suddenly crops up among winemakers. Hold your breath no longer, here it is: Mourvèdre. Now, […]

• Former Lafite winemaker turns to Bourboulenc. What’s that?!

Former Lafite winemaker turns to Bourboulenc. What’s that?!

Eric Fabre, ex-technical director at Château Lafite, was initially drawn to the Languedoc to grow his great love Mourvèdre but quickly discovered that the area in which he bought his new estate, Château d’Anglès, was ideal for Bourboulenc as well. Fabre bought his new property in the sub-region of La Clape in 2002. Subsequently, it […]

• California grape crush down slightly in 2010

California grape crush down slightly in 2010

California’s grape crush last year totaled about 3.98 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, down 3% from the 2009 crush of nearly 4.1 million tons. The preliminary grape crush report for 2010 said red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of grapes crushed at nearly 2.05 million tons, down 1% from […]

• Mourvèdre (more-VEH-dra) grape is tops in Paso Robles

Mourvèdre (more-VEH-dra) grape is tops in Paso Robles

Wine Spectator highlights the grape and the California region with its choice for 2010 Wine of the Year: the 2007 Saxum ‘James Berry Vineyard’ red blend, which is 31% Mourvèdre. It’s hard to pronounce, and it can make wines that smell gamy. But Mourvèdre just might be the best grape grown in Paso Robles, one […]