One of the reason going to Decouvertes du Rhone every two years is the ability to taste the wines that will be found on the shelves in the USA real soon. And one of those producers found there who makes can’t miss wines each year is Domaine de Mourchon.
Nestled in the hills above the village of Seguret, Mourchon has become one of those producers who just hits it out of the park each and every year with their white and Rose wines for me.
The new 2018 Domaine de Mourchon La Source, which is just making its way to the USA, is another continuation in a string of hit after hit. Ever since the 2016 vintage, Mourchon has been on a roll with the white wine made from Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc.
Much like the whites from Chateauneuf du Pape, the whites from the Seguret winery are both charmers when you first open them upon release, but given the Roussanne and Marsanne in the blends, they tend to hang around, fresh and lively for some time.
The 2018 Domaine de Mourchon La Source is that wine and more. A lovely honeysuckle and spring flower bouquet, it has a very cool limestone base, with flavors of kiwi, fresh pears, honeydew melon, peaches and apples. The white wine is both elegantly graceful, as well as rich, without being heavy. It’s a refeshing white that provides a nice counterpoint to the big reds produced in the region.
For those reasons and more, that’s why the 2018 Domaine de Mourchon La Source is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!!!