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Mourvedre Wine Pairing

Mourvèdre is a meaty and full-bodied red wine. Its aroma is an explosion of dark fruit, flowers like violet and herbaceous aromas of black pepper, thyme, and red meat. Full-bodied red wines like Mourvedre beg for rich foods to absorb the high tannin. Look for meats with lots of umami like beef short ribs, pork shoulder, barbeque, lamb, rabbit, pork sausage and veal. The spices that complement the floral character in Mourvedre are regional spices found in Provence, France such as lavendar, rosemary and thyme.

Vegetarians pairing a Mourvedre should look towards lentils, wild rice and shitake/portabello mushrooms for their flavor base. Using black pepper and soy sauce is also a great way to add umami to vegetarian cuisine.

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