2018 Domaine De La Mordorée Lirac Rouge ‘La Dame Rousse’

Southern Rhône France

Medium-Bodied

£29.00 now, and £29.00 on the 15th of each month

A top-quality red from the sun-drenched Southern Rhone region of France

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SKU: Domaine de la Mordoree 2018 Categories: ,

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    Dark Juicy Fruit

    Grape Variety

    50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

    Sweetness

    Dry

    Alcohol

    14.5%

    Winemaking

    Organic

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    Flavour Characteristics

    Black Plum Black Plum

    Blackberry Blackberry

    Chocolate Chocolate

    Coffee Coffee

    Earth Earth

    Sweet spices Sweet spices

    White Pepper White Pepper

    There are 17 distinctive Côtes du Rhône Crus of the Rhône Valley in the sun-drenched South of France.  These are wines that are able to truly express their individual “terroir” enabling producers to label their wines by the name of the Cru.  Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the best known.  Lirac is probably the least well known, is the most southern, and has been an official Côtes du Rhône Cru since 1947.  Here in Lirac, Domaine de la Mordorée, run by the Delorme family, 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.  Christophe Delorme was the founding winemaker but following his untimely death in 2015, the Domaine is in the capable hands of his wife and daughter, Madeleine and Ambre. The whole Domaine has been certified organic since 2007.

    ‘La Dame Rousse’ (the russet lady) is a juicy Lirac made from 50% Grenache and 50 % Syrah.  Lovely aromas of berries and earth. On the palate it’s soft, loaded with dark fruits, blackberry and plum, with truffle and cocoa notes, has a medium body, well-integrated tannins and just enough acidity to make it sing.  The Syrah lends a satisfying peppery finish. Perfectly dry.

    How to serve it

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    Pairs well with

    Grilled game and/or vegetables.  Hearty stews, Cassoulet.  Ratatouille.

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