Mourvèdre, (Monastrell in Spain), is a common blending partner of Syrah and Grenache, as used in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Alternatively it is used as a single varietal in Bandol, Provence. However the majority of the world’s plantings are in Spain, where, as Monastrell, it is the country’s fourth most planted red wine variety. Mourvedre is a meaty and full-bodied red wine. On the nose it has an explosion of dark fruit, flowers and herbaceous aromas of black pepper, thyme, and red meat.