Domaine de la Mordorée is a family run domaine based in the Southern Rhone Valley and is often in the press for its great value reds and high quality Chateauneuf. In last month's Wine Advocate however it was the Tavel Rosé La Dame Rousse that tickled Robert Parker's fancy.
Christophe Delorme has been the winemaker at Mordorée since 1986 and is truly in tune with the heartbeat of his vineyards working certified organically for some years now. Parker has recently given the Tavel Rosé a stunning 93 points which, given that the wine retails at only £15.95 retail, is fantastic value.
Tavel Rosé La Dame Rousse 2011
"60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest equal parts Cinsault and the white grape Clairette. Full-bodied and substantial on the palate, with stunning notes of strawberry and kirsch intermixed with licorice, lavender and spring flowers, this is about as good a rosé as one can find in the marketplace, but it is not for those looking for somewhat innocuous, lighter-styled rosé. This wine delivers in an authoritative, surprisingly inintense style." 93 Points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate