Open Bottle - Mordoree' La Remise Rose'

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free






Rhone Valley, France

Marselan & Merlot

(Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache)

This was the first Rosé on 
Open Bottle Thursday
 three years ago!

This Baby Tavel has always scored 90 points or above .
The problem has been it sells out so fast we have never been able to get enough to offer it! 
The 2018 vintage was short (limited clusters) so it never got submitted for review
and then it was overlooked (we are very grateful!).


  Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate
when commenting onDomaine Mordorée labeled it as
"one of the world’s greatest wine estates" 


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Light garnet color. Showing notes of ripe strawberry, berry and a hint of rhubarb, this is a full-flavored, yet dry rosé with rich extract on a long finish. With good structure and complex, a hint of earth flavors, this is the rare rosé that will provoke lots of discussion. Arguably one of the top estates in the Rhone. Domaine de la Mordorée (woodcock), located in the town of Tavel, in the Southern Rhône Valley, is a consistent producer of top quality Reds and Rosé’s. Pairs well with chicken, veal, fish, salads, grilled veggies, Asian cuisine and is also excellent as an aperitif. 

Our Regular price $17.99

Special Sale Price   

$13.00 a bottle

 $66.00 for six ($11.00)

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or call us 
703-668-WINE (9463)

A bit about Domaine de la Mordorée ……

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. Within a decade, they had achieved that goal, and continued getting better and better each year. Domaine de la Mordorée produces some of the best wines, and they have selected and maintained some of the finest terroirs. Their Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Lirac Reds & Whites, and Tavel Rosés are amidst the most highly rated of the region.

Unfortunately in 2015, the remarkably talented Christophe passed away at the age of 52.

"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 rosés both under the Cotes du Rhône and Tavel appellations..."

A long-time supporter and admirer of Christophe and his work is 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.


The vineyard consists of 55 hectares (135 acres), on 38 different parcels, which provide 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.