Galets Blanc - AOP Costieres de Nimes
Galets Rosé - AOP Costieres de Nimes
Galets Rouge - AOP Costieres de Nimes
Terre d Argence Blanc - IGP Pont du Gard
Terre d Argence Rouge - AOP Costieres de Nimes
A former agricultural estate of the Ursulines nuns of Beaucaire since the 16th century, the estate owes its name to the nuns called ‘Mourgues’ in the Provençal language. ‘Grès’ comes from the pebble of the Rhône river that give the wine its special character.
Vignerons François and Anne Collard, aim to reveal the purity of the fruit and the balance between the richness and the minerality of the wine. This minerality is the signature of the wines of the estate.
They are guided by mindfulness of nature, respect for the terroir and the environment. They have official certification in Organic Agriculture in 2004.
Vinification is carried out without sulfur for greater purity and intense fruitiness. A minimal addition of sulphites at bottling and a very slight filtration ensures the stability of the wine.
Costières de Nîmes
Costières de Nîmes Appellation stretches between the ancient Roman city of Nîmes and the Rhône river delta, the Camargues.
The soils in Costières de Nîmes are essentially made up of pebbles on clay-limestone earth, thereby signing their membership to the Rhône Valley.
Shifting north and south winds characterises the local climate. The Mistral, a cold and dry wind from the North combats dampness, a source of disease. The South Wind with its summer sea breezes contributes to the freshness and the purity of the fruit in the wines.
Costières de Nîmes wines are made from a variety of grapes. Reds and rosés are mainly based on traditional varieties such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and, more of a blending grape, Carignan and Cinsault.
The whites are based on Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, and also Clairette, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Macabeu and Rolle (Vermentino).
To benefit from the restricted appellation, the blend must contain at least two varieties in all three colours.