Mourchon

Set in a secluded valley between the picturesque village of Séguret and Mont Ventoux, Domaine de Mourchon was created by the McKinlay family in 1998.

Domaine de Mourchon lies in the beautiful Dentelles de Montmirail hills at the centre of a triangle made up of Mont Ventoux in the East, Vaison-la-Romaine to the North and Avignon to the South-West. Thus it is to be found at the heart of not only some of the region’s best vine growing country, but also at the heart of the Vaucluse region – Provence at its most historical and most picturesque!

Classified as amongst France’s most beautiful villages (an official list of 140), the medieval village of Séguret is perched on a limestone outcrop, just to the north of Gigondas. From here it offers spectacular views over the entire Rhône valley, illuminated by the warm intensity of the famed provencal light sought by the Impressionists and countless artists since.

The vineyard had some twenty hectares of mature vines but no facility to make wine so, using modern technology and high standards, a winery was constructed and completed in 2000.

The terraced hillside vineyard, at an average altitude of 350m, is based predominately clay and grey limestone which, combined with a microclimate, gives the location a terroir of unique quality.

Careful husbandry using natural and organic techniques – ‘agriculture raisonnée’ as it is known in France – in conjunction with combined traditional and advanced methods of vinification results in a well structured wine with pronounced fruit aromas and strong colours.

The Domaine de Mourchon range of wines continues to grow. The initial range of three wines, the Grande Réserve and Tradition reds, and the Loubié rosé has grown in recent years to include a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, two special cuvée limited edition reds, a white wine and an entry level Côtes-du-Rhône red.

It all began with Tradition. The very first wine and still best seller is the Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Séguret Tradition red… a classic Côtes du Rhône Villages red, blending Grenache, Syrah and Carignan grapes and matured in unlined concrete casks.

The oak conditioned Grande Réserve blends Grenache and Syrah, this time from the oldest vines, and has consistently received excellent reviews from the world’s best wine critics.

As the range developed, an entry level Côtes-du-Rhône has been added. This is a typical simple Rhône blend offered at a competitive price for easy drinking. Ideal for barbecues or ‘steak frites’.

In 2005 a single varietal special cuvée has been added– the Family Reserve – produced in very limited quantity from our oldest Grenache vines. It is not made every year and even when it is, when the Grenache is at its best, it’s in very small quantities. Grapes are hand-picked and barrel fermented to produce this limited edition special wine. 

The year after, a Syrah based Family Reserve has been added too. It is also made only in top years, again in very small, controlled quantities, all by hand. 
Our Family Reserves very rarely make it out of the country. 

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Red / Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2010 sees the introduction of two more wines – a Chateauneuf-du-Pape red of very exciting quality, and a fresh and lively Côtes-du-Rhône White.


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