Mourgues du Grès

Mourgues du Grès is recognized as one of the very best estates in the Costières de Nimes in the Revue de Vin de France, Guide Hachette, and Gilbert et Gaillard. Each bottle shows the emblem of the sundial that is on the wall of the winery, with the words "Sine Sole Nihil," which translates to "There is nothing without sunshine." For Mourgues du Gres, this symbolizes the maturity and harmony of the wines.

The vineyards are located in the Mediterranean on the plateau of Beaucaire, where they benefit from both northern and southern sun exposure. The Rhône River is just a few miles away, and the vineyards are covered with galets, the same round flat stones that are famous in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards have been certified organic by EcoCert since the 2011 vintage, and meticulous care and attention are paid to these vines; overall management, including crop thinning and pruning, are all carried out by hand. Organic fertilizers are used, and treatments are kept to a minimum.

Whites and rosés are fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks; the reds are fermented in cement so that there is an oxygen exchange, then are aged in cement or barrels depending on the cuvée.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB1900-13
Sustainable
Costières de Nimes "Terre d'Argence"
2013
Syrah
This wine is predominantly (70%) Syrah based from vines that are over 45 years old, complemented by old-vine Grenache (15%) and 15%... Read More
France Rhône

DB1311-15
Sustainable
Costières de Nîmes Capitelles des Mourgues Blanc
2015
Grenache Blanc
Most of this cuvée (75% of blend) comes from the domaine's oldest Grenache blanc vines, grown on limestone, blended with 20% Rousanne and 5... Read More
France Rhône

DB6575-17
Sustainable
Costières de Nimes Galets Rosé
2017
Grenache
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. From vineyards blanketed in galets, the smooth round stones of Châteauneuf-du-Pape fame, comes a... Read More
France Rhône

DB6107-16
Sustainable
Costières de Nimes Galets Rouges
2016
Grenache
Predominately Syrah from younger vines, with Grenache, Mourvèdre and old vine Carignan making up the final blend.   The wine-making process... Read More
France Rhône

DB6574-17
Sustainable
Costières de Nimes Fleur d'Eglantine Rosé
2017
Grenache
55% Grenache Noir, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah. Fleur d’Eglantine is pressed directly. Fleur’s soils are slightly heavier, with more clay and... Read More
France Rhône

DB9965-16
Sustainable
Costières de Nimes Galets Dorés Blanc
2016
Grenache Blanc
A blend of mostly Grenache with a compliment of Roussanne, Vermentino and Clairette. The northern exposure of this terroir provides a... Read More
France Rhône