Mourchon La Source is a blend of 40% Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne and Marsanne, 20% Clairette and Bourboulenc. From vines over 25 years old, it makes a wine that is initially quite mineral. Smelling and tasting of stones, and flint, with a hint of yellow fruits and floral notes. The palate is generous, dry, and long finishing. Drink Mourchon La Source now, and enjoy it with pork.
Domaine de Mourchon began life in 1998. The McKinlay family of Scotland purchased 17 hectares from a Co-op in the Southern Rhone. The McKinlay found their love of Southern Rhone by while running a restaurant in Scotland. Today Mourchon is more than 35 hectares in size, and has a modern, gravity-fed cellar to make their wines. They are clean and easy to drink wines which speak clearly of where they are from. The range includes multiple Seguret Cotes du Rhone Villages wines which is their home appellation. As well as Cotes du Rhone white, red, and rose and one Chateauneuf du Pape.
One of the great wine regions in the world. Situated along the Rhone river in South-East France there is a distinct divide between the Syrah dominant North where the Mistral wind cools and regulates the temperature and the hot lands in the South where Grenache is at its peak. The region produces everything from easy-going quaffers to wines that demand long-term cellaring. Whites can be outstanding such as Viognier made in Condrieu and Rosé makes a fair impression too
The generic appellation of the Rhone Valley. It can produce white, rosé or red wines. They are often blends of a few of the local wines. Quality can range from very low to some that rival the best wines the region. Knowing the good producers is the key to picking a good wine from this appellation.
The flamboyantly aromatic white grape that calls Condrieu in the Rhone Valley home. It’s apricot kernel, viscous nature and floral lift make for an intense white. However it also adds perfume, fixes colour and generally beautifies lean and boney Shiraz in the Rhone and around the world.