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

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

95 POINTS: Wine Direct Tasting Team
92 POINTS: James Suckling
91 POINTS: Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate 

Organic & Biodynamic 

"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."
- Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate

"La Reine des Bois or "Queen of the Woods" represents the top cuvees from from Domaine de la Mordoree.  The Lirac Blanc has always been a favourite of everyone at Wine Direct, and makes it ways to the Xmas dining table every year. A classic blend of 35% Grenache Blanc, 25% Clairette, 10% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, and 5% Picpoul from 40-year-old organic vines. Gold with green hints. Aromas of white and yellow fruits - peach, apricot, pear, citrus fruits, verbena, acacia. The palate is round, fruity, complex and elegant, with a long finish.  A lot to like here!"
- Wine Direct Tasting Team

"Aromas of fresh citron, white pepper, bay leaves and fresh herbs. It’s medium-bodied with a creamy texture. Round with volume and a saline character towards the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling

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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