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.

 

Tasting Note:

 

"A glorious flagship wine from a stellar name in the Southern Rhône. This organic red made from Grenache, Counoise, Carignan, Cinsault and Syrah delivers a palate bursting with delicate strawberry, raspberry and red cherry flavours. It’s complex but delicately nuanced with soft tannins and edges of juicy watermelon with a gentle creamy finish that lingers on the tongue. Just delicious, and great with roast lamb.

Domaine de la Mordorée, La Dame Rousse, Côtes du Rhône 2019

£15.50Price

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