Mourgues du Gres Fleur d'Eglantine Rose 2019

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  • Fleur d’Eglantine gets its name from its acidulous freshness
  • It’s a delicate rosé, airy and acidic, which unites floral aromas and crunchy red berries.
  • A great match for fish, grilled vegetables, sweet and salty dishes, and a delicious tomato tart.
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    $29.99
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Editors notes

Fleur d’Eglantine gets its name from luminous colour & delicious aroma, reminiscent of the petals of the wild roses that surround its vineyards.

It’s a delicate rosé which unites floral aromas and crunchy red berries, created from a blend of local varietals Grenache, Mourvèdre and a dash of Syrah.

The palate is immediately fresh and invigorating with flavours of strawberry, blackcurrant and candy. Bright acidity with an almost sea salt minerality on the finish.

A great match for any fish, grilled vegetables, sweet and salty dishes.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
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  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Floral
    • Red Cherry
  • Palate
    • Mineral
    • Pear
    • Red Fruits

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Spicy

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France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Rhone Valley

The Rhône Valley is in the South of France and is situated in the Rhône river valley. The region has been growing wines for centuries and is generally split into two sub-regions. In the Northern Rhône, Syrah is the predominant grape variety, though it is often blended with other white varieties like Marsanne, Rousanne and Viognier, or the red grape Mourvedre. In the Southern Rhône, a wide range of white, red and rosés are produced alongside the undisputed king of the Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The Northern Rhône is cooler than the Southern Rhône and has a continental climate with warm summers and cold winter. The appellations from North to South are Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château-Grillet, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas and Saint-Péray.

In Southern Rhône, the climate is more Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most famous appellation but others include Côtes du Rhône, Gigondas and Lirac. Large pebbles are used in the region, placed at the base of the vines to absorb the suns heat during the day, to keep the vines warm at night.

Châteauneuf-du-Papes are blended from the 13 permitted grape varieties, though Grenache usually dominates, supported by Syrah and Mourvèdre. These wines can be supremely rich and complex and typically warrant 5-10 years in the cellar for best results.

About the brand Mourgues du Gres

A family estate established in 1990, it was precision in the vineyard coupled with a taste for innovation that led to the bottling of the first wine in 1993. Mourgues du Gres is a 30 hectare estate located on stoney terraces of “galets” and “gres” near to the town of Beaucaire. It is run by Francois Collard, brother-in-law of Jean-Benoit Cavalier at Chateau Lascaux (Pic St Loup), which undoubtedly explains the similar philosophies and quality. He employs an organic and biodynamic approach which is aided by the cleansing effect of the Mistral wind. The motto of Mourges du Gres sums their wines up perfectly. "Sine, Sole, Nihil" - Latin for "Nothing without the Sun".

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