“Loubié” Rosé, Domaine de Mourchon
A favourite of mine (Guy) from when I lived down in Provence, Mourchon’s wines were always ones that I was determined to share with the wider world. We believe that we are the UK’s only retailer, importing them, as we do, directly from the South of France to Kensal Rise.
Don’t be thrown by a tone or two darker than those Provence style wines. It’s made by a different method which gives greater depth of flavour, but it’s still dry, crisp and refreshing. Think fresh, with tangerines, red currants and strawberries plus a little underlying minerality.
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Screw Cap, 75cl
This wine is made by the saignée method – where, after a short period of maceration, lightly coloured wine is bled (saignée) from red wine tanks to produce a deeper, more structured wine than the lighter-hued wines of the neighbouring Côtes de Provence. It is not sweet, but offers more concentration of flavours than the lighter ones from a few miles down the road.
You’ll find aromas of strawberries, citrus fruit and spring flowers. The palate has good acidity, is refreshing, full of fruit and has a good length. It’s character is a little more forceful than some rosés, making it an ideal accompaniment for food – salads, barbecues, oily fish and lighter cheeses. It transitions well from Spring (perfect with pink roast lamb) – to Summer (long lunches in the garden) – to Autumn rosé (an aperitif on a cooler evening).
AWARDS / REVIEWS
Decanter, ‘Rosé beyond Provence’, 95/100… “Ripe strawberry aromas and strawberry fruit on the palate, which is full and smooth with attractive spice and a hint of honey, ending on a leafy, vibrant freshness.”
Domaine de Mourchon have farmed their vines organically for the previous 8 years and their wines will be certified organic from 2021.