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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. 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. They are currently in the process of converting to organic farming and expect to be fully certified in 2020.
35% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne, 15% Viognier, 10% Clairette and Bourboulenc from a mixture of clay, limestone and grey sandstone soils on steep slopes. Vine age is 25-30 years. Yields are low for a white Cotes du Rhone at just 40 hl/ha, creating a wine of much greater concentration/intensity.
The grapes undergo a direct pressing followed by a low temperature fermentation.
A straw coloured wine, with the delicate nose showing subtle floral aromas and hints of peaches and apricots. A full wine that has notes of honey and citrus on the finish.
Enjoy as an aperitif, or with a wide range of lighter dishes, mixed salads and cheeses.