A lovely juicy wine with ripe red fruit, spice and savoury herb noted. Can be drunk without food, but also suits grilled meats and slow cooked beef.
GSM or Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre is a blend of three grapes made famous by Châteauneuf du Pape, but now widely emulated all over the world. Grenache brings hot strawberries, Syrah blackberry and leather and Mourvedre a distinctive gamey character.The style is always full bodied with high levels of alcohol and tannin.
Chateau Mourgues du Gres is owned by former journalist Francois Collard and is situated in the Costieres de Nimes on the border of Languedoc and Provence. There are 40 hectares of vines in total producing arguably the best organic wines in the region.
Costières de Nîmes is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for wines that are produced in an area between the ancient city of Nîmes and the western Rhône delta. The area was formerly part of the Languedoc region, but since the wines are more ‘Rhône’ in style the region is now falls under the Rhone wine area. Red wine dominates and must be made with a minimum of 40% Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre. The best wines are supple, juicy and spicy.
GSM blends are often powerful and low in acidity so require equally robust foods such as game, grilled meat and mature hard and washed rind cheeses.