Monastrell, known in Australia as Mataro and in France as Mourvèdre, is celebrated for producing full-bodied, tannic wines that are rich in dark fruit and spice. This variety excels in warm climates, showcasing its ability to convey the nuances of its terroir through its unique flavor profile.

In Australian winemaking, Mataro is prized for its adaptability, often playing a key role in GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mataro) blends, where it adds structure, depth, and spicy undertones. It's also crafted into varietal wines, highlighting its robust nature and affinity for Australia's warmer regions particularly the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, where its characteristics of dark fruit flavours and firm tannins are most pronounced.