Open Bottle Thursday! Domaine de La Mordoree' Rose'

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time: 03:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Call us at 703-668-WINE(9463)

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



Rhone Valley, France

100% Grenache

Drinking Beautifully!
Organic, Biodynamic, and Demeter certification.

Those of you who have followed us a while may remember this was the very first Rose' we ever featured for Open Bottle Thursday.

 I got to meet and taste with Madeleine & Ambre last year.  
The wine is pristine and fresh like past vintages and even though the  production is small our friends saw fit to allocate a few more cases our way.


Our Thoughts on this wine...

Light garnet color, showing notes of ripe strawberry and a hint of rhubarb.
This is a full-flavored, yet dry Rosé with rich extract on a long finish.
Good structure, complex with a hint of earthy 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,
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. 

Special Opportunity!

Pierre Malaval
Domaine de la Mordoree  

This Friday Night
March 1,
4:00PM - 7:30PM

Not only will we have four more of his wines to taste,
but you can leave your Open Bottle Rose' order here
and he can sign a bottle for you!


Our Regular price $19.99

Special Sale Price  

$16.50 a bottle

 $87.00 for six  ($14.50)

Click here To Order

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.