Clos des Mourres
Ingrid and Jean-Philippe Bouchet
The story of Clos des Mourres began in 2009, when Jean-Philippe Bouchet fulfilled his childhood dream and purchased five hectares of vines in the area around Vinsobres and Cairanne. Three years later, his wife Ingrid added to their holdings by formally taking charge of her mother’s historic lands, including 10 hectares of vines. Today the couple organically farms a coterie of well-known indigenous varieties, such as Grenache, Counoise, Cinsault, and Syrah, alongside heirloom varieties like Caladoc, Auban, Clairette, and Bourboulenc. The approach to winemaking is low to no intervention using a panoply of fermentation vessels including fiberglass, steel, oak, and clay. The wines of Clos des Mourres tend toward lightness and freshness in a region more often characterized by ripe, heady wines.