Posts Tagged ‘Mourges du Gres’

IMG_1658Mourges du Gres is a 98 acre estate is owned and meticulously run by Anne and François Collard. François decided to come back to the family estate in 1990 and bottled his first red wine in 1993. The terroir is made up of ‘de galets’ called gres. The vineyards flat pebbles protect the soil from evaporation and add a touch of minerality and freshness to the taste of the wines. Robert Parker has called Mourges du Gres “one of the most impressive estates in the Costières de Nîmes; a treasure-trove of value-priced wines…”

The 2007 Terre d’Argence Blanc 2007 is a blend of Viognier, Roussane and Grenache Blanc. Tropical aromatics with peach and honeysuckle. On the palate, pear and apricot, some pineapple and lemon curd. Lots of chalky minerality with crisp acidity — and a solid persistent finish. A very nice wine for  $13 dollars a bottle — this would near the top of my white wine values, right after the Mas des Bressades Roussanne-Viognier 2007. 14% alcohol.  A Peter Weygandt Selection.

The Galets Rouges and Terre d’Argence Rouge got a lot more attention given the 92 point ratings from Parker, but I thought the Terre d’Argence Blanc was the sleeper in their portfolio.  Recommended.

Related posts — recent French white wines:
Domaine Ricard Cuvee Les Trois Chênes 2008
André Perret Saint Jospeh 2007
Paul Jaboulet Chevalier Sterimberg Hermitage Blanc 2004
Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Blanc Les Oliviers 2007
Mas des Bressades Roussanne-Viognier 2007
Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (and 2007)
Pierre Gaillard Condrieu 2006
René Rostaing Puech Chaud Blanc Coteaux du Languedoc 2005
Cheverny Le Petit Chambord Domaine Francois Cazin 2007
Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2007
Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2007
Domaine de l’Oratoire Saint-Martin Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cairanne “Haut Coustias” Blanc 2007

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