Domaine de la Mordorée was originally named after the local dialect word for “woodcock”: la Mordorée and is now one of the stellar producers in the Southern Rhône. Christophe Delorme has been the winemaker at the domaine since 1986 and is truly in tune with the heartbeat of his vineyards and works (certified) organically. Though not certified biodynamic, or looking to be certified, he has spent seven years working biodynamically on a portion of his vineyards and does adhere to the aspects of biodynamics when he feels it truly enhances the quality of his wines.
The wines are rich, poised and beautifully balanced and really reflect their winemaker – charming and fun with a deep rooted sense of place. Christophe bought his much-loved Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard in 1989 and now has 55 hectares of vineyard on 38 different parcels over eight districts. His Lirac Blanc is a rich and fruity blend, dominated by Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne. The Lirac Rouge is a blend dominated by Grenache and Syrah, whilst the Châteauneuf-du-Pape is dominated by Grenache, with usually very little Syrah in the blend. The Grenache dominated Tavel rosé is considered one of the best of the region and regularly receives over 90 points from Robert Parker.
Size: 55 ha
Winemaker: Christophe Delorme
His white Lirac is a rich and fruity blend, dominated by Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne. The Côtes du Rhône and Lirac reds are blends dominated by Grenache and Syrah, whilst the Châteauneuf-du-Pape is dominated by Grenache, with usually very little Syrah in the blend. The Grenache dominated Tavel rosé is considered one of the best of the region and regularly gets over 90 points from Robert Parker.
“Christophe Delorme and the estate have a huge reputation for quality. An outstanding domaine that has grown in popularity among drinkers. The wines are delicious and really balanced when young, but have an exemplary style of evolution as well. To be followed!” Christopher Delalonde MS, Sommelier at The Boundary, UK Sommelier of the Year 2010.
“They produce spectacular Châteauneuf-du-Papes as well as top-notch Liracs, and glorious Côtes du Rhônes…” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate