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The Delormes of Domaine de la Mordorée are a lovely family, committed to their terroir in the broadest possible sense. For them 'terroir' is not merely an expression of geology or geography: rather it is a concept that embraces the totality of life in the place where they live and everything about the way they conduct their lives in that place. They consider themselves to be 'guardiens' of the local ecology, which is why they farm biodynamically, and why they have chosen 'la Mordorée' as...
Deep red in colour, this Côtes Du Rhône has classic aromas of ripe red fruits such as cherries, strawberries, flowers, and spice. It is a medium-bodied, perfectly balanced wine with soft tannins,and layered flavours of blackcurrant, cherry, red fruits and violets.
A visionary, perfectionist, and passionate winery shows their respect of the terroir and their love of the land. The Estate is fully organic, with a biodynamic approach to land and cellaring. The harvest is done manually on the entire farm. Strict pruning practices and green harvesting guarantees the right number of clusters and better air circulation per vine. This also brings colour, structure, and complexity of aromas to the berries.
The winery’s philosophy is that nature is much more gifted than man, and that technology is only used to avoid blunders. They let the natural yeasts of the land do the work, checking the evolution of the fermentation through frequent analysis. 100% destemming, 15 to 20 days of maceration with a temperature control.
- 88-90 Points -
Jeb Dunnuck, August 2018
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