This wine is deep purple in colour with a nose suggesting spices, liquorice and cooked red fruit. The palate is full bodied with elegant fruit intensity, some spice and harmonious tannins.
|GRAPE VARIETIES: 65 % Grenache, 35 % Syrah
AGE OF VINES: 60 years
TERROIRS: A mixture of clay, limestone and grey sandstone on steep slopes.
YIELD: 20 hl/ha
AGEING: 40% oak barrels, blended with 60% concrete vats
|Enjoy with red meats, wild game, creamy cheeses or chocolate dessert with red fruits coulis.
|We established Domaine de Mourchon in 1998 with the purchase of 17 hectares of existing vines. Until that point the fruit from these vines had been vinified at the local co-operative and so it was necessary to both build a winery and create a brand at the same time. We were convinced by the outstanding ‘terroir’ and the quality of the vines (average age 55 years) and commissioned the building of a state-of-the art gravity-flow winery, which was completed just in time for the 1999 harvest. Joined in 2000 by winemaker Sebastien Magnouac, Mourchon soon began to make a name for itself and in 2003 a further 7 hectares of vines were purchased in order to supply an ever-increasing demand from both the international and domestic market.