The 2012 Lirac La Dame Rousse is a blend of mostly Grenache (with some Syrah) that was brought up all in stainless steel. It offers fabulous black cherry, licorice, wet gravel and ample crushed rock like minerality. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, elegant and polished, it opens up nicely in the glass and should drink nicely for 4-5 years.
91 Jeb Dunnuck - www.erobertparker.com (Jan 2015)
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Juicy and focused, with anise, plum sauce and fig notes lined with a graphite edge that gives the finish good cut and length. Drink now.
87 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator
Domaine de la Mordorée: Full Wine List and Profile
Started in 1986 by the Delorme brothers, Domaine de la Mordorée (woodcock) has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the most consistent quality. Christophe Delorme's objective as a winemaker is to be unintrusive and maintain total respect for his terroir and the fruit it produces, striving to achieve a perfect balance between concentration, terroir and balance.
The domaine consists of 55 Hectares, on 38 different parcels, providing a rich, wide range of soils and climates. Seeking to make the minimum long-term impact on nature, they practiced culture raisonnée'.
Christophe's approach was so 'raisonnée' that he held back from being fully organic because he was worried about the long-term effect of putting too much copper (the the form of copper sulphate, a permitted treatment in organic viticulture) onto his vineyards. Now due to the improvements on formulations, and work done in disease prevention, they can use copper sulphate with very low concentrations, these levels are not impacting the soils.
The whole domaine has been certified organic since 2007.
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