Domaine de la Mordorée 'La Dame Rousse' Côtes du Rhône 2022

Domaine de la Mordorée 'La Dame Rousse' Côtes du Rhône 2022

90 POINTS: James Suckling (Previous Vintage)
90 POINTS: Stuart Pigott MW (Previous Vintage)
91 POINTS: Wine Direct Tasting Team 

Organic & Biodynamic 

From 30+ year old vines 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise from clay-limestone, siliceous, sandy soils with galet stones, raised 5-6 months, unfined, filtered.

"This is as charming and drinkable as they come." — Jeb Dunnuck

"Another banger Cotes du Rhone from Domaine de la Mordoree. Made from a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, and 5% Counoise, it exhibits copious aromas of new saddle leather, meat juices, blackcurrants, cherries, spice box, and garrigue. A great, characterful Cotes du Rhone to drink over the next 3-5 years."
- Wine Direct Tasting Team

"A very satisfying red Cotes-du-Rhone with plenty of black-cherry fruit and rather fine-grained tannins filling out the expansive palate. Lively acidity lifts the finish nicely. A blend of Grenache and Syrah with a touch of cinsault. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink now."
— 90 Points, Stuart Pigott (2021 vintage)

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 traveler), 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'.

ABV: 14.5%

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