Tavel La Dame Rousse 2018


Tavel La Dame Rousse

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Rhône Valley
Southern Rhône
Grenache 60 %
Syrah 10 %
Cinsault 10 %
Mourvèdre 10 %
Winery's website

About this winery

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...

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Notes about product

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.

Winemaking notes

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. The wine undergoes 100% destemming and fermentation is all done in temperature controlled tanks.

Tasting notes

Fruity aromas such as strawberry, cherry, redcurrant, pink grapefruit, and tangerine combine with floral scents, and old fashioned roses. This rosé is round and fresh with of the same fruit and floral notes on the palate.

Press reviews

Jeb Dunnuck

- 91 points -

August 2019

The base Tavel is the 2018 Tavel La Dame Rousse, which slightly lighter colored than the Reine Des Bois, with notes of ripe cherries, white flowers, peach, and honeysuckle. Elegant, seamless, and beautifully balanced, it doesn't have the power of the top cuvée yet has integrated acidity and a great finish. Rosé doesn’t get much better.

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- 90 points -

August 2019

Light vivid orange. Ripe red berry and citrus fruit aromas are complicated by a subtle floral note and a hint of dusty minerals. Fleshy, spice-tinged raspberry and bitter cherry flavors open up slowly and turn sweeter with air. Distinctly concentrated but lively as well, closing with firm grip and repeating cherry and floral notes. Nothing easygoing here (it does check in at 14.5% alcohol, by the way), despite its relatively humble appellation.

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