Definition of Mourvedre in US English:


(also Mourvèdre)


  • A variety of the grape vine (Vitis vinifera) that yields black grapes used in winemaking, widely grown in Spain, Southern France, California, and Australia; a grape of this variety, noted for its intense fruity flavour and often used in blends.


1960s; earliest use found in Alexis Lichine (b. 1913). From French mourvedre variety of black grape from Murviedro, the name of a town in Valencia, Spain, where the vine is grown.