Thirsty Thursday!! Domaine de la Mordoree Cotes Du Rhone

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)

Tavel, France 2018

40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre 

We have been a big fan of the Delorme family since we first opened!
We love this bottling with it's generous splash (35%)  Syrah.
You would recognize their Lirac and Tavel Rose that have been staples in the shop for years!

La Morodoree  (The Woodcock) is an elusive, mystical bird that lives in the Rhone Valley,
a bird so steeped in mythology it was once thought to spend its summers on the surface of the moon!
It is called the King of game birds, the flavor of woodcock is said to be strong, gamey-in-a-good-way, and like nothing else.

90 Points! The Wine Enthusiast

"Flavors of roasted plum and black-cherry preserve mingle into burnt caramel and cacao in this velvety blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. It’s a satisfying, elevated Côtes du Rhône with a moderately long finishes that lingers on soft, smooth tannins.
A Best Buy."

 91 Points! James Suckling

"This has a wealth of ripe red and purple berries with a swathe of fresh flowers and some pastry notes. The palate is spiced up with some brash oak and delivers a powdery, fluffy finish.
From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."


 Our Thoughts......

Ideally situated at the crossroads of Provence and Languedoc,
Domaine de la Mordoree produces some of the greatest vintages of the Rhone valley.
This rounded, plump, medium to full-bodied wine offers a classic nose of ripe dark fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and new leather.
It has ample fruit, notable purity, and will drink nicely for the next 4-5 years.


 Elsewhere at $20.99
Our Regular price $18.99

Special Sale Price Only 

$16.00 a bottle 

 $87 for six ($14.50)

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703-668-WINE (9463)


A bit about
Domaine de la Mordoree......

In 1986, brothers Christophe and Fabrice Delorme, along with their father Francis, decided to dedicate themselves to their passion for wine. They bought an estate in Tavel with the goal of producing the greatest 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 our best wines, and they have selected and maintained some of the finest terroirs. Their Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Lirac Reds & Whites, and Tavel Rosés are among the most highly rated of the region.
Unfortunately, in 2015, the remarkably talented Christophe passed away at the age of 52. Christophe was highly respected and regarded by Fran Kysela, and the enjoyed a wonderful business partnership for 21 years. He was also highly regarded by 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..."
ophe’s legacy and his talent live on through his daughter Ambre, as well as a talented team at Domaine de la Mordoree that includes winemaker Rémy Chauvet, who worked as Christophe’s cellar manager. Jeb Dunnuck praised the estate for the quality of their first vintage without Christophe, saying the Domaine was “obviously still in incredibly capable hands.”
Mordorée’s vineyards consist of 55 hectares (135 acres) on 38 different parcels, containing a rich, wide range of soils and climates. The soil is a mix of clay, chalk and sand with pebble stones. The vines are trained according to two methods:Goblet training is used for older, untrellised vineyards, with the canopy remaining free. This traditional pruning method provides better resistance to wind and drought, and lesser sensitivity to trunk diseases, which can kill the vines.Cordon de Royat training is used for newer, trellised vineyards. This newer training method allows for higher vines, leaving a larger leaf surface exposed to the sun, which yield colorful grapes that are richer in tannins and in sugar. Exposure to sunlight also produces healthier grapes and allows a greater development of aromas.Mordorée follows the culture raisonnée method, intervening in the vineyard only when necessary. T