Color : rosé, slightly orange (mordorée color).
Aromas : citrus fruits, straweberry, cherry, floral notes
Palate : very rounded, fresh and long finish.
Ageing potential : 2 to 3 years
|Vintage:||2018||Grape Varietals:||40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre||ABV:||13.5%|
Surface : 14 Ha. Yield : 45 Hl./Ha. Vineyard age : 20 years Terroir : clay / chalk,clay / limestone and sandy with pebble stones. Harvest : by hand. Vinification : vat bleeding, temperature control. Estate bottled.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, fowl, white meats, grilled lamb with Provence herbs, fish soup, fried fish, pastas, pizzas and all Asian dishes.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE153168GRS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00041 8||1 07 84585 00041 5||$19.99|
"The 2018 Domaine de la Mordorée is a blend of the traditional varieties of the Cotes du Rhone: 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre. It displays a deep rose petal/salmon color and has a rich mouth feels of spicy red berry fruit and garrigue. On the palate it reveals good concentration of flavor and acidity and has a long fruity finish. - Don Winkler"
- i-winereview.com (The Many Styles of French Rosé: The 2018 Vintage, June 23rd 2019), 90 pts
"The medium-pink 2017 Cotes du Rhone Rose La Dame Rousse is another top example of this cuvée. It offers raspberry, pear and melon flavors, a plump, medium-bodied mouthfeel and a long, citrusy finish. Crisp and clean, it should be consumed over the next several months. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 15th 2018), 89 pts
"The 2017 Côtes du Rhône La Dame Rousse Rosé has loads of cherry, spice, and dried orange peel aromas as well as a medium-bodied, seamless, elegant style on the palate. It’s rock solid, and a fine rosé to drink over the coming couple of months."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts
"This blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault shows the same attention to quality as the Domaine's other bottlings. Ripe red berries, dried spices and crushed stone all mingle easily on the bright nose and round palate, finishing long and intense. Drink now. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2017), 91 pts & Editors' Choice
"Brilliant orange. Aromas of tangerine, strawberry and fresh flowers show very good clarity and a subtle mineral flourish. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering sappy red berry flavors that put on weight with air. Fleshy, smooth and dry, finishing with tight focus and minerally persistence.- Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (June 2017), "2017 Rosé Roundup: More Wines than Ever" - 90 pts
"More delicate and citrusy than the La Remise rosé, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Rose La Dame Rousse offers a silky feel and attractive dry spice notes on the finish. It, too, should be consumed by the time the 2017 is released. - Joe Czerwinski”
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 31st 2017), 89 pts
"Another terrific Rosé, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone Rose la Dame Rousse is similar to the Tavel la Dame Rousse, yet is slightly more fresh and focused. Wild strawberries, citrus, mineral and underbrush all emerge from this layered, elegant, gorgeously balanced Rosé that has the freshness to stand on its own, yet the richness and complexity to go perfectly at the dinner table. Drink it over the coming year or so. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 91 pts
"Clean, crisp and lively, with gorgeous watermelon, citrus blossom, rose petal and hints of minerality all emerging from the glass, the 2014 Cotes du Rhone Rose la Dame Rousse is more fresh and lively than the two Tavel releases, yet certainly doesn't lack for depth, length or flavor intensity. Medium-bodied, juicy, clean crisp, it's one of those few rosés that has the ability to instantly transport you to a seaside village, overlooking the Mediterranean, on a gorgeous summer day. Buy this rocking effort by the case and drink it over the coming year or two. It will be better in a few months and still be drinking beautifully next year as well. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 2015), 92 pts
"A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault displays an attractive medium-pink color and aromas of dried cherries. It is elegant on the palate and beautifully balanced, with good acidity and freshness and a long finish. - Don Winkler"
- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 91 pts
"Domaine de la Mordorée's 2014 rosés are fitting tributes to proprietor Christophe Delorme's final vintage (he died in June 2015). This blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault is weighty and rich, blending raspberries and white chocolate into a wine that could be served as a light red wine, with grilled meats or poultry. - Joe Czerwinski."
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2015), 90 pts
"In terms of style, this delicious rosé strikes a welcome middle ground. Its rich salmon-peach color signals ripe fruit flavors, while its good French-style acidity keeps the wine refreshing. - Dave McIntyre"
- The Washington Post (May 30th 2015), ★ ★ ★
"(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