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Chateau Mourgues du Gres, Galets Rouge 2018
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Marselan and Carignan
Costieres de Nimes
Deep ruby with purple hues, the wine has aromas of cherry, blackberry and soft spices. The palate is full-bodied with a good acidity and flavours of red berries and liquorice. Tannins are present and smooth.
Mourgues was originally a Proven�al name for Ursuline nuns, the farm originally having belonged to a convent near the village of Beaucaire. With Mont Ventoux visible from the top of the vineyard slopes this is a region that feels closer to Provence or the Rh�ne than the Languedoc. The vineyard site is made up of flat pebbles called Gr�s and is planted with a mixture of Syrah, Grenache, Mourv�dre, Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Les Galets refer to the large stones (also found in Ch�teauneuf) which heat up during the day and release their warmth at night, perfect for ripening those reds (and whites).