A blend of all the Lirac vineyards 50% Grenache & 50% Syrah, 100% stainless steel with a view to freshness, bright expressive nose of raspberry, a touch of sage coming through too, pepper and spice coat the black fruits, balanced acidity, fresh with ripe tannin, good flow and will reward pairing with some hearty autumnal dishes. L&S (Sep 2021)
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For this appellation this is a remarkably restrained and rather elegant red with complex red-fruit, baking-spice and terra-cotta aromas. The self-confidently dry tannins build gently and keep the alcohol well in check until right at the end, when you do feel a touch of warmth. A blend of grenache and syrah. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Rating: 92 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Apr 2022)
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. Certified AB organic. Stainless steel only. Tasted blind. Tinned strawberry and some floral notes. Some sweetness of fruit, tight and firm tannins, moderate acidity and rather prominent alcohol. Relatively simple. Drinking range: 2021 - 2024 Rating: 15 Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (May 2021)
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'.
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