The 40 hectares of Chateau Mourgues du Gres are based at Beaucaire in the Costieres de Nimes on the Cotes-du-Rhone/Languedoc border. The estate is owned and run by Francois Collard, a former journalist who turned to wine making after inheriting the estate from his father in 1994 and having trained at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild for six months. His wines are now among the best in the region. 'Terre d'Argence' rouge is predominantly Syrah with some Grenache from old vines. Well balanced and spicy, this represents great value for money.
An intense ruby-red in colour with aromas of black berries and spice from the Syrah and ripe red fruits from the Grenache. On the palate further peppery flavours of ripe fruits with a hint of vanilla and herbs. Nice, refreshing finish. Good acidity and balanced tannins. Great with rabbit roasted with thyme, braised pork with onions or spicy sausages and mash.