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CHATEAU MOURGUES DU GRES

CHATEAU MOURGUES DU GRESIn the foothills of the Costières de Nîmes, Château Mourgues du Grès is nestled between vineyards, scrubland and orchards. This biodiversity is valuable in our approach to organic farming.
In the courtyard of the domain, the sundial "SINE SOLE NIHIL" (Nothing without sun), evokes the search for a beautiful maturity. The soil of pebbles carried by the Rhone contributes by its minerality to the balance of the wine.
Sulphite-free vinifications give the fruit more purity and shine. A light intake and a light filtration at bottling ensure the stability of the wine.
François Collard, an agronomist and oenologist, made his first arms at Château Lafite-Rothschild in Médoc, and returned to the family farm in 1990. He wishes to reveal this terroir, the purity of the fruit and the freshness of the aromas. His wife Anne joined him in 1995 to support him in this adventure.
We tasted and enjoyed this Costières-de-Nîmes red Terre d'Argence 2016, with a nose of violet and overripened red fruits, a firm and dense wine, of a deep purple colour, with structured but supple tannins. As well as this IGP Pont du Gard white Terre d'Argence 2017 old vines of Viognier and Petit Manseng, with a touch of Rousssane, which gives off subtle aromas of almond and lime, suave in the mouth but of lively character, of a nice finish.

Adresse :


François Collard

1 055, Chemin des Mourgues du Grès 30300 Beaucaire
04 66 59 46 10
E-mail : chateau@mourguesdugres.com
Topfrenchwines website : www.topfrenchwines.com/mourguesdugres
Personal website : www.mourguesdugres.com



THE MOST IMPORTANT


Vintages in sale
2016, 2017 and 2018
Established
First bottling in 1993
Average annual
320 000 bottles
Surface
65 ha
Vine Age
28 years
Soil and exposure
Mainly rolled pebbles of the Quaternary and some calcareous marls of the Tertiary in slopes exposed South, and soils of the Cretaceous Secondary on the North side
Grape Variety
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Marselan Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Vermentino, Marsanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc, Clairette
Winemaking
Traditional vinifications and whole grapes.
Characteristics
Each of the wines in the domain has its own unique characteristics linked to grape varieties, soil type and exposure. A common frame around the purity of the fruit, aromatic freshness and minerality of the wines.
Wine and food pairing
Creamed poultry, veal with giroles or old cantal on Les Capitelles Blanc. Red mullet with fennel, tuna tartare on Les Galets Rosés. The cuvée Terre d'Argence Rouge on a civet or lamb with thyme.
Prices
9 to 22 €

REFERENCES

References in France
Others references
Guide Dussert-Gerber des Vins
National and export sales (%)
France : 50 - Export : 50
Main trading partners
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe
Guide des Vins Millésimes Vinovox
Guide des Vins Millesimes Vinovox
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