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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.
65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Carignan from vines averaging 40 years of age from a mixture of soils (clay, limestone, grey sandstone), all on steep slopes. Yields are very low at 35hl/ha (the same as the limit for Chateauneuf-du-Pape), creating much greater intensity to this Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages.
This wine does not undergo any oak ageing but does spend some time maturing in concrete vats.
The Tradition is a deep garnet red colour with well-blended fruit aromas of raspberry and blackberry and a hint of liquorice on a spicy background. The palate is both velvety and generous with supple fruit.
Enjoy with roasted vegetables, slow-cooked meat dishes or fresh goat’s cheeses.