Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Domaine de la Mordoré Dame Rousse Rosé

Domaine de la Mordoré Dame Rousse Rosé 2014
Tavel, Rhone Valley, France

Fall may have fully fallen, but won't stop a rosé lover! And this Tavel can certainly hold up to a little cooler weather.

Review: The Dame Rousse (translated to the Redheaded Lady) is a gorgeous deep salmon pink. The nose shows vibrant aromas of ripe raspberries, currant, floral orange blossom, and a hint of sweet citrus. On the palate, it presents as dry with a full, round body and mellow acidity. The citrus really pops for me -- mandarin and Valencia oranges with a touch of meyer lemon. These flavors play brilliantly with the red fruit and floral notes. The finish is moderate in length.

I love the depth and concentration of flavors in this wine. It has the intensity and purity I've come to expect from Tavel, and I couldn't ask for more. I'm not big on point, but Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate gave the Dame Rousse 93 points and I certainly can't argue with that.

Pairing: Citrus roast chicken, highlighting the mandarin notes in the wine!

Bottom Line: Pure, intense fruit and layers of flavor, all wrapped up in a soft, lush body. I'm pleased to know you, Redheaded Lady!


Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2014
  • PLACE: Tavel AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)
  • GRAPES: 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc
  • BOOZE: 14.5% 
  • CELLAR: Drink now through 2018
  • www.domaine-mordoree.com

Where did I get it? It was a gift!
What's the damage? High Priced

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