TAVEL

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

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Grapes Cinsault, Clairette, Grenache, Syrah, Bourboulenc
Colour Rosé
Origin France, Rhône
Other Certified Organic, Bio-dynamic
District Southern Rhône
Village Tavel
ABV 14.5%

Deeper more concentration of red fruits, berries, strawberries, mouthfilling, with vibrant acid, saturated red fruit palate, strawberries, cherries and then full tannic frame. L&S (Jul 2023)

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60% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 10% Clairette and 10% Cinsault. Cold maceration. Aged in stainless-steel tanks. Certified organic and biodynamic (Demeter). Tasted blind. Juicy red fruits on the nose. A fresh palate with some good grip, sinewy tannins and good, fresh acidity throughout. (AC) 14% Drinking range: 2023 - 2027 Rating: 16 Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2023)

A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Clairette, the 2022 Tavel La Reine des Bois is a touch darker in hue than its stablemate, the La Dame Rousse, but it's still not among the darkest of Tavels in the glass. That's perfectly okay, as the aromas and flavors are textbook for the appellation: crushed stone, flowering garrigue, ripe cherries and mouthwatering strawberries, all capped off by refreshing citrus-zest notes on the lengthy finish. Full-bodied and full-flavored, it's one of the candidates for top Tavel this year. Drinking range: 2023 - 2024 Rating: 93 Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com (May 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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