TAVEL

2022 Rosé La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée

EN PRIMEUR

Redcurrant, cherry, ripe but mouthfilling with strawberries, redcurrant, round and with ripe full tannins, good acid grip, satisfying and long. L&S (Jul 2023)

75cl bottles (case of 12)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

60% Grenache Noir, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 10% Clairette. Cold maceration. Aged in stainless-steel tanks. Certified organic and biodynamic (Demeter). Tasted blind. Bright red fruits on the nose. A succulent and rounded mid palate with a salty note and fresh, linear acidity beneath. Really attractive, juicy, layered and mouth-watering finish. (AC) 14% Drinking range: 2023 - 2027 Rating: 16.5 Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2023)

A rounded rosé from a top Rhône producer with crisp notes of cherry and redcurrant. Pairs beautifully with meat and fish.Will Lyons, The Sunday Times (Sep 2023)

The 2022 Tavel La Dame Rousse is on the lighter-hued side for Tavel, but it is still a full-bodied, full-flavored effort. A blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 10% Clairette, it offers up scents of crushed stone, alpine strawberries, watermelon and a touch of garrigue on the nose, while being pleasantly expansive and rich in the mouth, with a lingering, gently persistent finish. Drinking range: 2023 - 2024 Rating: 91 Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com (May 2023)

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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