The Costières de Nīmes is a north-south running appellation that sits east of the Rhone river just before it meets the Mediterranean. Until 2004 the appellation was classified as part of the Languedoc region to its west, but is now classified as part of the Rhone valley. Mourgues du Grès was historically an agricultural estate of the Ursulines de Beaucaire since the 16th century. The name Mourgues translates to “nun” in the Provencal dialect, and Grès refers to the rounded glacial rocks that are characteristic of southern Rhone terroir. François Collard has been managing his family estate here since 1990, converting the property to organic agriculture in 2004. He is committed to the estate’s motto “Nihil sin Sole”, Latin for “Nothing without Sun”. This rosé reflects that sentiment perfectly - a blend of syrah, grenache and mourvèdre that is full and refreshing. Fermented and aged in concrete, and with no added sulphur, this rose is loaded with aromas of rose petals and raspberry fruit, and structured enough for tomato-based dishes like bouillabaisse or a summery pasta.