Perhaps testament to the early autumnal weather or just to great affordable wines from the Rhone valley, we’ve still a small remaining parcel of this sumptuous Côtes de Rhone from top organic producer Christophe Delorme at Domaine de la la Mordorée before we move onto the 2012 vintage:
2011 CÔTES DU RHÔNE Rouge ‘La Dame Rousse’ – Domaine de la Mordorée
Grapes: Cinsault, Counoise, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache
Origin: France, Rhône Sub-district: Côtes du Rhône ABV: 14%
75cl bottles £11.95 Case price* £10.95
Lea & Sandeman review
‘Another brilliant year in the southern Rhone – this 2011 is packed with juice and is an immediately quaffable wine, with ripe fruit, notes of cherries, spice and warm herbs. A delicious, good value Rhône from this celebrated estate for drinking all year round.’ L&S
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate www.eRobertParker.com
‘Domaine de la Mordorée has done such a great job over the last 15 years that winemaker and owner Christophe Delorme and the Mordoree name are essentially synonymous with high quality, whether it’s Cotes du Rhone red, Cotes du Rhone white, rose wines, or their flagship offerings from Lirac and Chateauneuf du Pape. Even in challenging vintages, Mordoree is usually among the finest wines of the year, a tribute to their meticulous viticulture and winemaking.’
Domaine de la Mordorée – Christophe Delorme
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.
* Mix any 12 bottles from our website or shops to qualify for our case price discount. Free delivery on all orders over £100. Next day delivery to central London.