Château Mourgues du Grès

DESCRIPTION

A family estate in the south of the Rhône Valley, Château Mourgues du Grès is nestled between vineyards and orchards, at the foot of the Costières de Nîmes.

A former agricultural estate of the Ursulines de Beaucaire since the 16 th century, the estate owes its name to the nuns called ‘Mourgues’ in the Provençal language. ‘Grès’ comes from the rounded rocks of the Costières de Nîmes that give our wine their character.

François Collard shows you the wilderness of this terroir and creates a balanced union of richness and minerality. He came back to the family estate in 1990, confident in the potential of the terroir and the prospects of the new designation of the Costières de Nîmes Label of Origin. It was precision in the vineyard coupled with a taste for innovation that led to the bottling of the first wine in 1993.

All the actions, be it in the vineyard or the cellar, are guided by our mindfulness of Nature, and respect for the terroir and the Environment. Our official certification in Organic Agriculture in 2004 corresponds to these convictions.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Wine Grape Varietal Age of the vines Nature of soil Technical information
Château Mourgues du Grès “Les Galets Dores” 40% Roussanne, 25% White Grenache, 25% Vermentino, 8% Marsanne and 2% Viognier 15 years stony soil
Château Mourgues du Grès “Terre d’Argence” White 40% Viognier, 40% Petit Manseng, 15% Roussanne, 5% Grenache Blanc 25 years stony soil
Château Mourgues du Grès Costieres de Nimes Les Galets Roses 50% Grenache Noir, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre 25 years stony soil
Château Mourgues du Grès Costieres de Nimes Fleur d’Eglantine 55% Grenache Noir, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah from 10 to 15 years stony soil
Château Mourgues du Grès “Les Galets Rouges” 65% Syrah, 25% Grenache Noir, 5% Mourvèdre 5% Marselan 25 stony soil
Château Mourgues du Grès “Terre d’Argence” Red 70% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache from 30 to 50 years stony soil
Château Mourgues du Grès “Terre de Feu” Red 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan from 40 to 70 years stony soil

GENERAL INFORMATION

COUNTRY France
REGION Rhône Valley
APPELLATION(S) Costières de Nimes
PRODUCER Château Mourgues du Grès
FOUNDED 1990 François Collard took charge
SIZE OF THE VINEYARD 161 acres
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 350.000 bottles
FARMING Organic - ECOCERT label
WEBSITE www.mourguesdugres.com

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