Château Mourgues du Grès

France | Costiere de Nimes

In Provence, “Nuns” is “Mourgues” and “Grès” is “Pebbles”, referring to rounded rocks of the Costières de Nîmes that lend character to their wines.

A winding road meandering alongside the slopes of the “Costières” leads you to the Château Mourgues du Grès, in the midst of orchards at the foot of the Costières de Nîmes. Formerly, the estate belonged to the Convent of the Ursulines before the French Revolution. In Provence, “Nuns” is “Mourgues” and “Grès” is “Pebbles”, referring to rounded rocks of the Costières de Nîmes that lend character to their wines.

In the courtyard is a sundial with the motto “SINE SOLE NIHIL” (Nothing Without Sun) meaning that the sun ripens the grape to optimal maturity to produce balanced wines.

Agricultural Engineer and Oenologist, Francçois Collard made his winemaking debut at Château-Laffite in the Médoc. In 1990 he returned to the family estate, and his first red vintage there was bottled in 1993, the result of both traditional and innovative methods.

“One of the most impressive estates in the Costières de Nîmes; a treasure-trove of value-priced wines…” Robert Parker

“It was precision in the vineyard coupled with a taste for innovation that led to the bottling of the first wine in 1993. I strive to reveal the purity of the fruit, the freshness, the aromas, the balance between the richness and the minerality of the wine.”- François Collard

Current Selections

Château Mourgues du Grès, Costières de Nîmes Galets Rouges

Château Mourgues du Grès, Costières de Nîmes Galets Rosés

Château Mourgues du Grès, Costières de Nîmes Fleur d’Eglantine Rosé

Château Mourgues du Grès, Costières de Nîmes Terre d’Argence