White Rhône Blend, Château Mourgues du Grès
40% Roussane/25% Grenache Blanc/25% Vermentino/8% Marsanne/2% Viognier
The ‘Galets’ are reminiscent of our terroir of rounded stones known as ‘grès’. Sculpted by the moraine of the Rhône glacier in the Quaternary Period, they characterise the Costières de Nîmes in the south of the Rhône Valley. This cuvee comes in all three colours; their robes resemble the shades of our white stones (Galets Dorés), pink stones (Galets Rosés) and red stones (Galets Rouges). The minerality contributes to the balance of the wine.
North-facing parcels make a ‘cool’ terroir in the Mediterranean climate, which gives a lot of vivacity to the wine. Similarly, controlling the temperatures during the entire cycle of fermentation and ageing allows the wine to conserve its fruitiness and freshness.
BOUQUET: Fruity [citrus and white-fleshed fruit], floral [broom shrub], and mineral [flint] notes.
PALATE: A quick attack with citric notes with a. beautiful aromatic persistence. A silk and cool texture. A salty note, reminiscent of the sea breeze, makes up part of its finesse.