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Domaine de Mourchon Loubie AOP Cotes du Rhone-Villages Seguret 2017 (1x 75cl)
Region: Rhone Valley
Grape Variety: Grenache | Syrah
Bottle Size: 75cl
Product Code: FRRH0475B17S
Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2018 edition panel tasting of non-Provencale French rosé (see blue link below)...
Domaine de Mourchon Loubie 2017 - August 2018 Decanter review
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Domaine de Mourchon Loubie 2017 - August 2018 Decanter review indiv comment
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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.
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah from vines of an average age of 20 years, from a mixure of soils (clay, limestone and grey sandstone), all on steep slopes. Yields of just 35 hl/ha are pursued (very low indeed for rosé), greatly increasing the flavour concentration here.
The Loubié is made using the more finessed/delicate approach to rosé winemaking of direct pressing (pressurage direct), following a short 'cold soak'/post-crush maceration. By this means, a wine of greater aroma and flavour - with minimal inclusion of phenolics/tannins - is produced, essentially by handling red grapes in the manner of a white wine.
This is a dry rosé with a residual sugar (RS) level of below 3g/litre.
This wine has aromas of strawberries, citrus fruit and spring flowers. The palate has good acidity, is refreshing, full of fruit and has a good length.
Enjoy as an aperitif, for a barbecue or as an accompaniment for Mediterranean style food such as Provencal salad or ratatouille. This wine also marries very well with spicy food.