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.
Mostly sandy soils with round pebbles.
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.
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.
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.
To enjoy now or can be kept 5 to 10 years. Serve at 16°-18°C
This wine will match perfectly all kind of meat with sauce such as boeuf bourguignon, grilled ribeye, pheasant with morels and fine cheeses.
Vintage 2018 : Silver Pertuis, Gold Féminalise
Vintage 2017 : 92 Pts Suckling // Gold Féminalise // Gold Macon 2018
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