Mourchon is set in the Séguret hills at an altitude of 350 metres where the vineyards are divided into a series of hillside parcels. Owner and Scotsman, Walter McKinlay founded and built the winery in 1997. This gleaming space-age winery wouldn’t look out of place in any ‘New World’ wine producing region. The jewel in the Mourchon crown are the 35 to 55-year-old vines growing in the clay, limestone and grey sandstone which characteristically provide Séguret with its dark color, spicy fruit, full-body and firm structure courtesy of the powerful ripe tannins. They are wines with the ability to age and develop in the cellar for up to a decade. As is typical of the area Grenache is the most widely planted variety and is complemented with Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault. Mourchon’s inaugural vintage was 1998; all grapes are harvested by hand.

A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, sourced from 40 year old vines. Rich and powerful characteristics in the wine are attributed to vineyard soils of calcareous clay. Wild strawberries, lime peel and blossom all come through on the nose. The palate is juicy with bright acidity and fresh flavours of strawberry and red cherry. Juicier and fresher than your typical Provence rose wine, the palate is longer and with greater evolution.

Always mouthwatering, but the 2017, is better than ever – brimful of wild strawberry, spice and cherry aromas, bright strawberry-soda and red-apple fruit shot with cranberry and rosemary, and finally a lingering, leafy freshness. The grapes are all from the domaine and the 40-year-old Grenache and Syrah vines that produce the rosé grow at 320m, a height which captures daytime sunshine and cooling nights. Wine of the Week; Joanna Simon

Domaine de Mourchon is nestled in the heart of the Rhône Valley, not far from the medieval village of Séguret. Elizabeth Gabay MW: Fresh, honeyed ripe fruits on the nose which follow onto the palate, along with sun-ripened red fruits, cherries, peaches and freshly picked raspberries with beautifully balanced acidity. Andy Howard MW: Nice depth and richness on the palate with bright red/black berry fruits and good acidity to balance. There are extra layers of flavour here too. It’s well made and has enough concentration to last. Equal 1st; Rating: 95 Points (Outstanding); Decanter Magazine

Alcohol: 13.2%

 

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SKU 13896
Brand Mourchon
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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