2020 Rouge Domaine de la Mordorée

Grapes Carignan, Counoise, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
Other Certified Organic, Bio-dynamic
District Southern Rhône
Sub-district Côtes du Rhône
ABV 15.5%

Now from fully certified Organic and Biodynamic vineyards this is another superb wine from the team at Mordoree. Fragrant and generous with notes of freshly picked wild herbs, ground pepper, black fruits and licquorice. In the mouth the wine retains a delicious freshness, layered woodland fruits, garrigue, herbs and gently peppery spice, all backed by a fine tannic frame. Drinking range: 2021 - 2025 L&S (Jun 2021)

*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.

Attractive, ripe cherry fruit nicely balances the generous, moderately dry tannins and lively acidity. A touch of warmth from alcohol at the otherwise clean finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now. Rating: 90 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Apr 2022)

incredible value organic red based on Syrah. Bright red and black fruit flavours with a flicker of peppery spice for bite and attitude. Yum.Jane Parkinson, www.janeparkinson.com (Nov 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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