In the pink

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

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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