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Mourvèdre is a variety of wine grape grown around the world, and is Spain's second-most important red wine grape after Garnacha, and was once Provence's most popular grape. A glass of white wine This article is about the beverage. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... This article is about the beverage. ... Grenache is a sweet red grape variety grown primarily for the making of wine. ... Provence is a former province and is now a region of southeastern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to Frances border with Italy. ...

Although most commonly known by its French name, Mourvèdre is known by a variety of synonyms: in Spain it is the Monastrell (and occasionally as Morastell or Morrastel), and in the New World it is the Mataro (and occasionally as Esparte). The name comes from the fact that the grape is believed to have originated near the town of Mataró in Cataluña. In certain regions of France it is also still known as Estrangle-Chien ("dog strangler"). The New World is one of the names used for the continents of North and South America and adjacent islands collectively, in use since the 16th century. ... Mataró (Latin Iluro) is the capital of the comarca of Maresme, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ...

The grape requires a hot climate to ripen, and is thus only found in the very south of France. Even in Spain it is only grown in any quantities in the southern half of the country. In hot years, however, it is capable of producing high-alcohol wines with a high level of tannin, but its producers have so far been unable to create world-class wines. Nonetheless, Mourvèdre is more than capable of generating vin de table with a great degree of finesse, especially in blends with Syrah and Grenache. In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-khwl الكحول, or al-ghawl الغول) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... Tannins are astringent, bitter-tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins. ... Shiraz is one name, equivalent to Syrah, for a noble grape variety widely used to make dry red table wine. ... Grenache is a sweet red grape variety grown primarily for the making of wine. ...

Its taste varies greatly according to area, but often has a wild, gamey or farmyard flavour, with soft fruit flavours of blackberry. BlackBerry 7100t The BlackBerry is a handheld wireless device providing e-mail, telephone, text messaging and web browsing services. ...

Found in many of the appellations of southern France, its stature is not what it once was in Provence, but is still used to soften the harsh oxidation of the Grenache there. Probably Mourvèdre's finest region is Bandol on the Mediterranean coast of Provence where it dominates the region, producing wines reminiscent of Châteauneuf du Pape. An appellation in its broadest sense is a name or designation. ... The most fundamental reactions in chemistry are the redox processes. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...

It is particularly successful in the Jumilla region of Spain where it is used as a varietal, or in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo or Merlot. Varietal describes wines made from a single named grape variety. ... Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety of red grape mainly used for wine production, and is, along with Chardonnay, one of the most widely-planted of the worlds noble grape varieties. ... Tempranillo is a wine grape variety grown for use in red wine, native to northern Spain, and widely cultivated in both northern and central Spain. ... This article is about the Merlot wine grape. ...

Its finest New World plantings are in Australia and California. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...



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