LIRAC

2010 Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Blanc Domaine de la Mordorée

EN PRIMEUR

This wine is a white like Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ought to taste, but so rarely does. A very 'Châteauneuf' mixture of six grape varieties, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Clairette, and Marsanne gives a really opulent characterful southern white.L&S (Sep 2011)

Duty Paid

75cl bottles (case of 12)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 12)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

From the southern Rhône, this has a similar peachy richness, but there’s more of a floral blossom character alongside the rounded pear flavours. Splash out on a bottle and try it with lobster.Square Meal Magazine (Apr 2013)

Started in 1986 by the Delorme family, Domaine de la Mordorée has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the most consistent quality. The word 'Mordorée', literally 'bronze' or 'golden-brown' is one of the many poetic names for a woodcock, the symbol of the domaine. Other such names include the cuvée names - 'La Belle Voyageuse' (the beautiful traveller), and 'La Dame Rousse' (the russet lady). Founding winemaker Christophe Delorme's objective was 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 micro-climates. The whole domaine has been certified organic since 2007.

Following Christophe's untimely death in 2015, his wife and daughter, Madeleine and Ambre, have taken on the running of the domaine, ably assisted by Rémy Chauvet, who was the cellarmaster under Christophe. As Jeb Dunnuck has put it in the Wine Advocate, 'the estate is obviously still in incredibly capable hands'.

TERMS

Terms for this 'pre-shipment' offer

Please make sure that you have read the terms of this offer which are different from those of the main website.

Prices: are per case as listed duty-paid delivered excluding VAT or In Bond. Please order either all at duty-paid or all at in bond prices

Orders can be placed by email or telephone, (or by using the 'add to order' facility on this site, which sends an email when the order is complete and you click the 'submit' button) are subject to availability will be confirmed as soon as possible. In the case of very limited stocks allocations may be necessary.

Payment: on invoice, by cash, cheque, debit card or credit transfer.

Delivery: Delivery is free to Lea and Sandeman / Elephant storage accounts in bond or duty-paid. All other in bond transfers will incur a £15+VAT charge. Duty-paid deliveries are subject to our normal terms.