2017 La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée
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A very fresh and lively Lirac with ripe red plums and raspberries. Some boysenberries, too. The palate has such smooth and lively tannins and delivers a bright, juicy impression. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Rating: 91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Oct 2019)
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Based on equal parts Grenache and Syrah brought up in stainless steel, the 2017 Lirac La Dame Rousse is another winner. Ripe black cherries, ground herbs, hints of leather, and tons of spice notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, supple, seamless red that's beautifully balanced. With no hard edges, light tannins, and tons of charm, it's well worth seeking out and will keep for 4-5 years. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 Rating: 89 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Aug 2019)
Attractive violet fragrance with black fruit beneath giving full body with bitter herbal complexity on the finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2021 Rating: 16 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Nov 2018)
Planted area : 22 Ha. Yield : 30 Hl/Ha. Vineyard age : 40 years Terroir : Mainly Galets roulés (Cobblestones) onto a mix of sand and red clay. Vinification : 20 days maceration with temperature control Fermentation : 100% stainless steel Grapes : Grenache 50 % Syrah 50 % Harvest by hand / Bottled in our premisesWinemaker's notes(Nov 2018)
Domaine de la Mordorée
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'.
A selection of southern Rhône wines with the character and substance to stand comparison to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
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