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2014 La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée

Grapes Grenache, Syrah
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
Village Lirac
ABV 13%

Vivid ruby. Energetic aromas of red berries and pungent flowers, complicated by subtle licorice and garrigue qualities. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors. Zesty acidity adds cut to the nicely persistent finish, which is framed by smooth tannins.
89 (Jun 2016)

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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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