Monastrell, more commonly known as Mourvèdre, has a rich history in Spain, dating all the way back to the 1st century. It's often used as a blending grape in other parts of the world, but Spain likes to showcase the variety's rich, rustic nature on its own. This honest and pure version delivers sun-ripened fruit flavors of strawberry, blackberry, fig and black plum on the palate, culminating in a long, lingering finish. Pair this delightful red with richer poultry and pork dishes for a winning combination.
Recipe PairingsCurry-Spiced Lamb Burgers
Yecla, Murcia, Spain
Grilled Red Meats
The only red wines in Burgundy are Pinot Noir, the only white wines Chardonnay – with one exception. Some vineyards grow a white grape called Aligoté, which is a light, crisp, minerally wine.