DOMAINE de MOURCHON

Southern Rhone, France

DOMAINE de MOURCHON

Southern Rhone, France

Wine Maker: Sébastien MAGNOUAC

Séguret is a beautiful hillside village situated just east of the Dentelles de Montmirail in the Southern Rhône Valley. Domaine De Mourchon is set in the hills behind Séguret at an altitude of 350 metres and the vineyards are divided into a series of hillside parcels.

This gleaming eight-year-old space-age winery wouldn’t look out of place in any ‘New World’ wine producing region. The point of difference being the 35 to 55 year old vines growing in the clay, limestone and grey sandstone which characteristically provide Séguret with its dark color, full-body, plenty of spicy fruit, and firm structure courtesy of the powerful ripe tannins.

The Mourchon wines have the potential to mature and develop in the cellar for up to ten years.

As is typical of the area Grenache is the most widely planted variety and is complemented with Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault.

The first vintage from Mourchon’s winery was in 1998; all grapes are harvested by hand.