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Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge La Dame Rousse 2018

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Dark and savory, the chocolate-cherry fruit held tight by firm gravelly tannins. It feels extracted but not compacted, a sanguine, earthy wine built to last.

The Mordorée is the poetic nickname used locally for the woodcock that flies over our lands during its migrations. Ideally located at the crossroads of Provence and Languedoc, the Domaine de la Mordorée produces some of the finest wines in the Rhone Valley. They own manage and control vineyards in: Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, and Tavel.

"Our philosophy has always been to produce the greatest wines possible. To achieve this goal we have selected the best parcels of land, the highest grade grapes and developed environmental friendly wine growing methods. The vinification and maturation of our wines combine both tradition and modernity".

Domaine de la Mordorée is  located in the town of Tavel, in the Southern Rhône Valley. In 1986, the brothers Christophe and Fabrice Delorme decided to dedicate themselves to their passion for wine. They started their own estate with the objective to produce the best wines in each appellation while preserving the environment

The vineyard consists of 55 hectares (135 acres), on 38 different parcels, which provide with a rich, wide range of soils and climates. The soil is a mix of clay, chalk and sand with pebble stones. The improvements at the Domaine have been incredible: new pneumatic presses, new stainless steel vats, new destemmer, new vinification and aging plant, and aging in oak barrels for the top wines. All the grapes are raised by culture raisonnée which is very close to organic viticulture (intervention in the vineyard only when necessary).  The yield is reduced in the vineyard by ébourgeonnage (de budding in spring) and vendanges vertes in summer (green harvesting).  Oak aging for the top wines in special barrels like “jupille” for 10 months.  No expense is spared at this Domaine to achieve quality.

Yield : 45 Hl./Ha.
Vineyard age : 20 years
Terroir : Clay / limestone, clay / chalk and sandy with pebble stones.
Harvest : by hand.
Grape Varietals: 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
Vinification : 100% destemming, 15 days maceration with a maximum of 30° C temperature Alcohol 14.5%

Reviews: "this is dark and savory, the chocolate-cherry fruit held tight by firm gravelly tannins. It feels extracted but not compacted, a sanguine, earthy wine built to last." ~ 92, Best Buy, Wine and Spirits January 2016 

Wine Advocate (Issue 227, October 28th 2016), 89 pts

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