2019 Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone

The 2019 Domaine de Mourchon Côtes du Rhône is is today’s WineSiders Wine of the Day!!! It hails from the Seguret region in France. While other appellations in the Rhone Valley are better known, the overlook hilltop vineyard site is makes for for wines that are rich in flavor, with a blend of traditional Rhône varietals—likely Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

The 2019 vintage was a year that provided good growing conditions across the Rhône Valley, allowing winemakers to produce wines with ripe fruit flavors and well-balanced acidity.

On the nose, the Mourchon Côtes du Rhône offers a bouquet brimming with ripe red fruits of strawberries and raspberries, intermingling with hints of Provencal herbs, black pepper, and perhaps a whiff of violets. With Syrah playing a prominent role in the blend the 2019 CdR has that telltale blueberry and black pepper spice that makes it oh so nice. And given what’s typical for these wines to possess, it also has a certain earthiness, with subtle undertones of leather and minerals.

Tasting this wine confirms the nose’s promises, with a medium to full body caressing the palate, offering a tapestry of flavors that echo the aromatic profile. The fruit flavors are ripe but not overly so, with a freshness that speaks of the altitude at which the grapes were grown. The tannins are present but well-integrated, providing structure without overpowering the fruit. The finish is lingering, with a spicy kick that’s characteristic of Rhône blends, inviting another sip.

Given its elegance and complexity, this Côtes du Rhône paired splendidly with a range of foods, from grilled meats to hearty vegetable stews. It’s a wine that is very approachable now but could also benefit from a few years of cellaring, allowing the flavors to meld and evolve further.

The Mourchon Côtes du Rhône 2019 promised to be a well-structured wine with a symphony of ripe fruits, spice, and earthy notes—a classic representation of its appellation that would appeal to connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

That’s why the 2019 Domaine du Mourchon Côtes du Rhône is today’s WineSiders Wine of the Day!!!