LIRAC

2018 La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée

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Grapes Grenache, Syrah
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
Other Organic
District Southern Rhône
Village Lirac
ABV 14.5%

Mordorée is a world-renowned Southern Rhône estate specialising in Tavel Rosé, Liracs, Châteauneuf- du-Pape and a marvellous Côtes-du- Rhône, and all of these wines can be found at L&S. Every wine here is a beauty and this Lirac combines both a staggeringly beautiful palate and also a surprisingly affordable price. It is also drinking wonderfully now, so you can crack on today and be assured of a highly- polished, deeply fruited and accurately spiced red wine. It is heady, indulgent and also finely detailed and you simply must taste it. Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek (Jul 2020)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

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'.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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