Domaine de la MordoreeAll products from this vendor
Christophe and Fabrice Delorme, owners of the Domaine de la Mordorée (poetically named after a woodpecker) winery, reached the Premier League wine in a short time. The brothers' winery is located in the South Rhone region, in the Tave appellation, and here they produce delicious rosé wine, the exquisite Lirac and the excellent Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In 1987, Christophe produced his first wines here. Before that, the estate had served as a hobby for his father, an industrialist who loved shooting and wine. Christophe carried out a complete reconstruction and modernization of the winery, as well as transplanted most of the vineyards. Today the winery owns 40 hectares of vineyards - 7 hectares in Tave, 15 hectares in Lyrac (the best examples), 16 hectares in the Côte du Rhône and 3 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Vineyards are cultivated as organically as possible, and pesticides and herbicides are used only as a last resort. After harvesting, the grapes are delivered to the winery, the stalks are removed and the process of vinification begins in stainless steel fermentation vats with a temperature control function. Then the wines are aged in steel tanks and new oak barrels. Wine "Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois" is produced only in the best years in limited quantities.
BourboulencAll products from this varietal
Bourboulenc gives wines with citrus hints and a touch of smoky, spicy complexity. Its regular role in a blends is to bring balanced acidity and structure to the wine.
Tavel produced the best known and complex rose wine in France. It is famous for its seriousness that is rather uncharacteristic for rose wines. They are warm, buttery, structured and have an elegant aroma that changes with time revealing candid fruit and almond notes. They are easily recognized by the royal pink-orange colour.
Côtes du Rhône vineyards are located on the banks of the Rhône River. The soil and the geographical conditions are very heterogeneous in the northern and southern parts of the region therefore the valley is divided in two parts - Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. Vines in Northern Rhône are mainly grown on so-called "terraces" - steep granite and slate slopes. Winemakers are often not very fond of the harsh mistral wind because of its low temperature. The unusual climate causes the vines to produce small yields, but at the same time provides an intense flavour that has given the wines of Northern Rhône worldwide fame. Syrah is the mainly used grape for red wines - it produces deep wines with hints of pepper that are suitable for long ageing. Viognier is the queen of white wines, but Marsanne and Rousanne are also always close by. Some appellations allow white grapes to be added to red wines in order to smoothen the roughness of Syrah and enrich the wines with floral aromas. The landscapes of Southern Rhône are very different from the northern part - the vineyards are located along the river on low hills and plains and the weather is much friendlier. The grapes ripen in the hot summer sun and obtain a high sugar level resulting in rich and mouth-filling wines. The main grape used is Grenache, but 12 other varieties are allowed in the region - interestingly some wines even combine all of them.
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