Domaine de la Mordoree

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.

Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois

Surface : 22 Ha. Yield : 30 Hl./Ha.
Vineyard age : 40 years
Terroir : Clay /limestone, clay / chalk and sandy with pebble stones

Varietals: 33% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mouvedre

Harvest : by hand
Vinification : 100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 34° C temperature. 30% in French oak barrels, 70% in enameled steel tank. Estate bottled

Reviews:

"A smoking Lirac that vies for the top wine of the appellation, the 2012 Lirac La Reine des Bois has gorgeous crème de cassis, licorice, pan drippings, wood spice and hints of graphite. Offering knockout purity, full-bodied richness and ultra-fine tannin, it tastes like a top flight Chateauneuf and will drink nicely for over a decade." ~ 93, Wine Advocate January 2015

Price: Fl $360.00, 3cs $336.00
 
Lirac Rouge, La Dame Rousse

50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. Hand harvest.
Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
40 year old vines.
100% destemming, 30 day maceration with a maximum of 34C temperature.

Reviews:

"A fabulous 2013 Lirac La Dame Rousse knocks it out of the park with its raspberry jam, blackberry, licorice, pepper and crushed-flower scented bouquet. Made from a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah and aged all in stainless steel, it has medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate and a fruit-filled finish. It will represent a superb value and should drink nicely for 3-5 years." 90-92, Wine Advocate October 2014

Price: Fl $216.00, 3cs $200.00
 
Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse

Surface : 14 Ha.
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 Estate bottled

Reviews:

"A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan, 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

Price: Fl $168.00, 3cs $160.00, 5cs $152.00
 
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Reine des Bois

Grape Varietals: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
Surface : 5 Ha.
Yield : 30 Hl./Ha.
Vineyard age: 60 Years
Terroir : Clayay-siliceous on pebble stones
Harvest : by hand
Vinification : 100 % destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 34° C temperature.
Aging: 30% in oak barrels, 70% in enameled steel tanks.
ABV: 15%

Reviews:

"One of the blockbusters in the vintage, the inky-colored 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois – 80% Grenache, completely destemmed and aged 12 months in 80% stainless steel and 20% old barrels – offers fantastic richness and depth in its blackberry liqueur, graphite, wood smoke and crushed-rock-like aromas and flavors. An elegant, stylish and polished example of this cuvée, it comes closest in my mind to a lighter-weight 2010. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and with fine tannin, it will drink well for 10-15 years." ~ 95, Wine Advocate October 2014

Price: (6 packs) Fl $420.00, 10cs $400.00