mordoree,

  • wine spectator 90 pts"The dark cherry and red currant fruit is lined with a tobacco note, while hints of sassafras and savory frame the juicy finish. Rather solidly built for a rosé. Drink now. 400 cases made. –JM"
    - Wine Spectator (August 31st 2014), 90 pts

    Go To Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois

  • wa91"While more known for their first rate Chateauneuf-du-Pape and other Southern Rhones, Domaine de la Mordoree has fashioned a superb Condrieu for the last 4-5 years. The 2012 Condrieu La Reine des Bois continues this streak, and it offers beautiful aromas and flavors of ripe apple tart, apricot, flower, lavender and tinges of honey to go with a medium-bodied, rich and nicely textured profile on the palate. Clean, classy and relatively soft and supple, it should be enjoyed over the coming couple of years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
    - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 210, December 2013), 91 pts

    Go To Domaine de la Mordorée Condrieu La Reine des Bois

  • vinous logo 250"Pale yellow. Fresh citrus and pit fruits on the highly perfumed, floral-accented nose. Silky and seamless in texture, offering vibrant, concentrated tangerine and white peach flavors plus suggestions of violet and fennel. A zesty jolt of white pepper adds lift and bite to a long, penetrating finish, with the floral and mineral notes emphatically repeating."
    - Vinous (Issue 216, February 2015), 92 pts

    Go To Domaine de la Mordorée Condrieu La Reine des Bois

  • wa92"This Southern Rhone estate continues to make a beautiful Condrieu, and the 2013 Condrieu La Reine des Bois offers classic brioche, crème brûlée, honeysuckle and both white peach and apricot-like fruit on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, with plenty of texture, it stays lively, fresh and brilliantly pure. Drink it over the coming couple of years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 216, December 2014), 92 pts

    Go To Domaine de la Mordorée Condrieu La Reine des Bois

  • wine spectator 89 pts"Mouthfilling, with rounded, open-knit cherry and raspberry fruit notes and a light thread of warm stone holding on the juicy finish. This has good length and persistent freshness. Drink now. 1,800 cases made. –JM"
    - Wine Spectator (August 31st 2014), 89 pts

    Go To Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé La Dame Rousse

  • wine spectator 89 pts"Racy for a Tavel, with bright cherry pit and floral notes lining the core of strawberry and white raspberry fruit. Fresh acidity carries the finish with ease. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. –JM"
    - Wine Spectator (August 31st 2014), 89 pts

    Go To Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Les Vestides

  • tanzer iwc 90 pts"(50% grenache, 30% syrah and 20% cinsault): Vivid pink. Pungent aromas of cherry skin, blood orange and dried flowers show good clarity and a hint of anise. Chewy and broad on the palate, with tangy acidity framing the bitter cherry and citrus pith flavors. Finishes spicy and tight, with excellent cut and persistence. Punches far above its weight, but Mordoree consistently excels with its pink wines."
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 90 pts

    Go To Mordoree Cotes du Rhone RoseMordoree Cotes du Rhone Rose

  • tanzer iwc 91 pts"(a blend of 60% grenache, 10% cinsault, 10% mourvedre, 10% syrah and 5% each of bourboulenc and clairette): Bright orange-pink. High-pitched red berry and citrus zest scents show very good clarity and a hint of potpourri. Clean, stony and precise, with dense redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and a bright pink grapefruit nuance. Finishes with excellent energy and lift, leaving a red berry skin note behind."
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 91 pts

    Go To Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame RousseMordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse

  • tanzer iwc 92 pts"(made from 60% grenache, 15% clairette, 15% syrah and 10% cinsault): Vivid orange-pink. Heady red berry, citrus zest and floral scents are complicated by an intense mineral quality and subtle peach and herb qualities. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering incisive raspberry, bitter cherry and white pepper flavors. Gains power on the finish, which hangs on with excellent mineral-driven tenacity."
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 92 pts

    Go To Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des BoisMordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois

  • tavel rose btlThis week we are featuring some of our delicious roses from the Rhone Valley AOC of Tavel.

    "Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. is offering a diverse selection of dry and sparkling rosés this year, including a bevy of delicious Tavel rosés: six different bottlings from four different producers. Tavel, along with Bandol rosé, is generally considered the top rosé wine in France. In fact, many in the French wine trade give the edge to Tavel, since the wine can age 2-3 years and even improve slightly in quality.
    Tavel sits on the western side of the Rhone river and measures 933 hectares (2,304.51 acres) in size. The yield is small at 42 hectoliters per hectare, so the maximum production in a good year (such as 2014) is 435,400 9-liter cases. Also notable for Tavel, these rosés have a minimum alcohol level of 11% and maximum level of 13.5%.
    The estates that we work with have choice plots on the plateau of Vallongue, where the soil is quartz with round pebbles. New since 2013 is the Tavel Les Vestides from Domaine de la Mordoree, planted in the Vallongue on limestone rock.
    Kysela is anxious to present this superb selection of Tavel rosés in 2014."
    -Fran Kysela, MS

    Kysela's Tavel rose selections for 2015 are from some of our top French producers: Domaine de la Mordoree, Chateau de Segries, Alain Jaume/Domaine Grand Veneur and Domaine Corne Loup:

    Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse
    Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine de Bois
    Mordoree Tavel Rose Les Vestides
    Segries Tavel Rose
    Alain Jaume Tavel Rose Les Cretace
    Corne Loup Tavel Rose

    All of these roses are expertly made; great with food or on their own. Try some today!

    Contact your Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. sales representative, state distributor, or local retailer to order Tavel roses!

    To see our full rose selection for 2015, click here

  • rose wine glassLast week we featured our top-notch selection of Tavel roses. This week we want you to try some of our other tasty rosés!

    Rosé wine has experienced double digit growth in the US (who is second in the world for rosé consumption, after France) for the past 10 years, according to a recent Nielsen report. Their research, conducted in 2014, showed retail sales of premium imported rosé wines (those priced at $12 or more) increased 39% on volume and 48% on value. People are recognizing rosé for its quality, and they are drinking it year round!

    Kysela's full rosé lineup for 2015 is featured here. In addition to the great Tavel rosés we featured last week, here are some other favorites:

    Castelmaure, Corbieres Vin-Gris - France
    Tres Ojos Rosado - Calatayud, Spain
    Hugl Zweigelt Rose - Austria

    Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rose - Rhone Valley, France
    Maipe Malbec Rose - Argentina

    Contact your Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. sales representative, state distributor, or local retailer to order Tavel roses!

     

  • rose wine glassLast week we featured our top-notch selection of Tavel roses. This week we want you to try some of our other tasty rosés!

    Rosé wine has experienced double digit growth in the US (who is second in the world for rosé consumption, after France) for the past 10 years, according to a recent Nielsen report. Their research, conducted in 2014, showed retail sales of premium imported rosé wines (those priced at $12 or more) increased 39% on volume and 48% on value. People are recognizing rosé for its quality, and they are drinking it year round!

    Kysela's full rosé lineup for 2015 is featured here. In addition to the great Tavel rosés we featured last week, here are some other favorites:

    Castelmaure, Corbieres Vin-Gris - France
    Tres Ojos Rosado - Calatayud, Spain
    Hugl Zweigelt Rose - Austria

    Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rose - Rhone Valley, France
    Maipe Malbec Rose - Argentina

    Contact your Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. sales representative, state distributor, or local retailer to order Tavel roses!

     

  • ChristopheDelormeThe wine industry lost one of its heroes this week. Christophe Delorme, remarkably talented winemaker at Domaine de la Mordorée, passed away at the age of 52.

    Christophe Delorme & his brother Fabrice, who founded their now famous Southern Rhône Valley winery in 1986, have been dedicated to producing some of the best wines in the region, and selecting and maintaining some of the best terroirs, for nearly 30 years. Their Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Lirac Reds & Whites, and Tavel Rosés are amidst the most highly rated of the region.

    Among Christophe's fans was Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate, who pinned Mordorée as "one of the world’s greatest wine estates". In a 2007 issue of the Wine Advocate, Parker said:
    "With 135 acres spread throughout some of the most impressive appellations of the southern Rhône, Christophe Delorme and his brother...have done nothing but produce one exquisite wine after another. Of course, the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are rare and expensive, but this is a place to find terrific Cotes du Rhones and Liracs as well. Delorme is equally adept at dry whites as well as reds, and turns out some stunning roses both under the Cotes du Rhône and Tavel appellations..."

     Another long-time supporter & admirer of Christophe & his work is our own Fran Kysela. When he learned of Christophe's passing, Fran offered this tribute:
    "I worked with this man for 21 years. I met Christophe in the winter of 1994, when the “dog meat” vintage of 1992 was being sold. I tasted the wines and was stunned on how good they for that year/vintage; a vintage that rated 2 out of 10. Immediately we connected, and the connection lived on for years.
    Christophe was an unabashed supporter of KPF, and he helped us add other top quality producers to our portfolio (Château de Ségriès and Jerome Bressy, Gourt de Mautens to name a few). Even though he was one of the one or two top winemakers in the Rhône Valley, he constantly promoted other estates in the Rhone. For 21 years he routinely promoted KPF to any and all wine producers in France, and he acted as our champion and credit reference. He will be sorely missed, and he was truly loved by all. As they say...they don’t make many men like him..."

    We offer our deepest sympathy to Christophe's wife Madeleine, his daughter Ambre, his brother Fabrice and the whole Delorme family. As we mourn the loss of a great winemaker, great viticulturist & great man, we take confidence in knowing that tradition will continue at Domaine de la Mordorée. Fabrice & the Delorme family are committed to maintaining the superb quality that is Domaine de la Mordoree.

    Whether you choose his Tavel Rose, his Lirac Blanc, his Châteauneuf-du-Pape or another favorite Mordorée selection, we hope you'll raise a glass in Christophe's memory this week.