2022 Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Blanc Domaine de la Mordorée

Grapes Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Clairette
Colour White
Origin France, Rhône
Other Certified Organic, Bio-dynamic
District Southern Rhône
Village Lirac
ABV 14%

Very expressive on the nose, bright citrus notes with melon, apple and honey blossom, a green tea floral note too, lots of minerality too, clean and zippy finish, really good and impressive as always L&S (Oct 2023)

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Lovely aromatics of yellow plum, mirabelle, white flowers. Wonderfully fruity in the mouth, some creaminess, ripe peach, yellow plum, wild flowers, lovely push of acid, weight of fruit, very immediate and really delicious.L&S (Jul 2023)

Showing more ripeness and substance than the 2021, the 2022 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois is concentrated and refreshing. Laced with ripe pear, white peach, green apple and honeysuckle aromas, the medium-bodied 2022 packs a clean texture and a bright finale. Drinking range: 2024 - 2027 Rating: 90 Nicholas Greinacher - (Jun 2024)

The 2022 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois shows a bit more honeyed richness on the nose and a touch of apricot-like Viognier character. Medium to full-bodied, it's a plusher example, round in the mouth and long on the finish. Rating: 91 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, (Oct 2023)

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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