Domaine de la Mordoree, Cotes-du-Rhone, La Dame Rousse, Rose 2007 Smells of strawberry showing quite full-on tonight. There’s a broad mouthfeel with the follow-on fruit to taste and added weight from the alcohol – very nice.
Tasted again in late October, the fruit doesn’t express itself that clearly in the nose, yet it is showing through in the mouth. This is certainly a big-bodied rose, low in acidity, with sub-threshold alcohol supporting the dense fruit. I suspect that a light touch of RS tops off the fruitiness and further rounds out the mouthfeel.
The grapes behind this pink wine are 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 15% Cinsault and a bit of Carignan and Mourvedre. The domaine has 40 hectares of vineyards, 7 of which are in Tavel. Mis au domaine by the DeLorme family, proprietaires et recoltants a Tavel 14% $14.99 at Bottle Barn Mordoree