AOP Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine Le Mourre red

AOP Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine Le Mourre red

Domaine Le Mourre takes its name from the Provençal “Lou Mourre” which means little hill. The vineyard on this promontory has been grown for generations by the family owner of the estate vineyard. This “Mourre” also contains traces of the 1st farmers of Vaucluse area dating from the Neolithic (5000 BC. JC). Indeed, quartzite pebbles (symbol of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape soil) were discovered as well as elements of sickle and millstone, signs of a starting agricultural activity. The vineyard benefits from ideal southern exposure for the grapes ripening that brings to wine both roundness, elegance and aromatic complexity.

Download:2021
Terroir
Mostly sandy soils with round pebbles.
Grape varieties
Grenache 100%
Winemaking
Hand-picked at peak maturity and fast transportation to the winery to avoid juice release and oxydation. Destalking, 28 days fermentation, punching of the cap, daily release and pumping-over. Controlled temperature at 27° to 30 °C.
Ageing
12 months in concrete tank. No oak to show the purest expression of the fruit which is pure Grenache and of the terroir mostly made of sandy soils.
Tasting notes
Glowing garnet red color. Intense nose of fresh red fruits and typical spices of the Grenache. Beautiful mouthfeel with supple and melted tannins, nice sweetness and roundness. Beautiful aromatic length with spices and black cherries.
Tasting advices
To enjoy now or can be kept 5 to 10 years. Serve at 16°-18°C
Food pairings
This wine will match perfectly all kind of meat with sauce such as boeuf bourguignon, grilled ribeye, pheasant with morels and fine cheeses.
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Awards

Vintage 2023 : Gold medal Féminalise

Vintage 2022 : 90-92pts Jeb Dunnuck // Gold medal Macon // Gold medal Féminalise // Gold medal Orange // 15.5 Jancis Robinson
Vintage 2020 : 91 pts Jeb Dunnuck // 91pts Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
Vintage 2019 : 94 Pts Parker // Or Féminalise // 92 Pts Vinous
Vintage 2018 : 91 pts Wine Advocate // Gold Féminalise // Gold Gilbert et Gaillard
Vintage 2017 : 92 Pts Suckling // Gold Féminalise // Gold Macon 2018 // 90-92 Pts Parker
Vintage 2016 : 90-92 Vinous //89-91 Parker //Gold Vinsobres 2017 // Gold G&G
Vintage 2015 : 92 Pts Parker//17 Jancis Robinson// Gold Féminalise
Vintage 2014 : Gold G&G 2015 // Jancis Robinson 16,5