Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, Spain, America, Australia and South Africa. Mourvedre's meaty, herby aromas are very distinctive, as are its strong tannins. In addition to making red varietal wines, Mourvèdre is a prominent component in "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre) blends. Single-variety Mourvèdre are not overly common but are produced. Food parings: smoked meats and barbeque.