||Mour Coll Red
Vignobles Mourat is situated in the Fiefs Vendéens, located an hour south from Nantes along the central coast of France. This is the westernmost region of the Loire Valley, sitting just 20 km in from the coast and heavily influenced by the maritime climate. Jérémie Mourat took over his family’s estate from his father in 2000, and has since converted the vineyard work to organic, and begun natural practices in the cellar. His other project has been championing the history and traditions of this lesser-known region, which can trace its roots to the Romans. Mourat’s vineyards are situated on hillsides of predominantly volcanic and schist-rich soils, perfect for growing red varietals that yield lighter, more mineral-driven wines. This bottling is made of ⅓ pinot noir, ⅓ cabernet franc, and ⅓ negrette and cabernet sauvignon, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Bright, balanced red fruit with a satisfying kick of peppery spice, this is a lovely red for a more herbaceous dish, like chicken thighs roasted with tarragon and grapes.