Domaine du Pourra

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Jean-Christian Mayordome purchased the domaine in 1998. The domaine vineyards – located between 300 and 480 m of altitude – include 11 ha (27 acres) in the cru of Gigondas, and 15ha in Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret. Average yields are low. The Gigondas vineyards are high in limestone content, with clay and sand. The Séguret vineyards comprise of heavy limestone are not typical of the appellation, producing much more robust and age-worthy wines than would normally be expected. As well as running a winery, Jean-Christian works a doctor, specialising homeopathy. This natural approach is reflected in the wines with organic practices in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the cellar. With a view to producing even more natural wines, the domaine recently commenced biodynamic practices in the vineyard.

The domaine sells many back-vintages. Older vintages were aged in large wooden vats (“Foudres”). More recent vintages have been aged in concrete. Domaine du Pourra wines all benefit from two to three years of ageing before drinking.

Wine Details

Vin de France “Ma Petit Pause”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Cinsault. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 7 years.

Côtes du Rhônes Village Séguret: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Cinsault. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Gigondas: Majority Grenache with Syrah and some Mourvèdre. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

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Listed below: Three in USA plus Texas retailers

USA

Send Liquor

Ships to 51 states

Gigondas 2004 Red

USA

Houston Wine Merchant Wine

Houston Wine ONLY SHIPS to the following 6 states: AK, CA, DC, ID, NM and within Harris County (Greater Houston) in Texas.

If not in stock, Houston Wines can order the other Gigondas and Séguret cuvées, directly from the distributor. Currently in stock:

Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret “Mont Bayon” 1999 Red

USA – Texas

Most of the domaine’s wines are imported and distributed by La Cigale Wines. If not already in stock, the following retailers will order any of the wines on request, directly from La Cigale Wines:

Austin: Beverage World;

Twin Liquor, Lake Austin Blvd;

Twin Liquor, Hancock Center;

Twin Liquor, Hill Country Galleria.

Boerne: Boerne Wine Co.

Fort Worth: Put a Cork in it;

Grand Cru.

Fredericksburg: Elk Store

Houston: Houston Wine Merchant

Marfa: The Well