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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois La Mordorée (Domaine de) 2020

Black fruitFood-friendly wine
A

15%

0.75L

Intensity

An exceptional, concentrated Châteauneuf which delivers a wonderful mineral sensation in the mouth.

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The cuvée La Reine des Bois du Domaine is made from old vines (60-years-old), younger however than La Plume du Peintre. This wine is unusual as it has a little Counoise and Vaccarese in its composition, alongside traditional Châteauneuf grape varieties (Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah). 70% of the ageing takes place in stainless steel vats and 30% in oak barrels. This wine is less concentrated than its older brother La Plume du Peintre and will keep for about ten years. Its fruity and liquorice aromas are just as intense and charming and it has a masterly finish.

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois La Mordorée (Domaine de) 2020

The wine

The cuvée La Reine des Bois du Domaine is made from old vines (60-years-old), younger however than La Plume du Peintre. This wine is unusual as it has a little Counoise and Vaccarese in its composition, alongside traditional Châteauneuf grape varieties (Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah). 70% of the ageing takes place in stainless steel vats and 30% in oak barrels. This wine is less concentrated than its older brother La Plume du Peintre and will keep for about ten years. Its fruity and liquorice aromas are just as intense and charming and it has a masterly finish.

About the Producer La Mordorée

Domaine de La Mordorée (a nod to the bronze colour of the woodcock, the property's emblem) was created in 1986 when Christophe Delorme gave up his original trade to focus purely on winegrowing and wine. From the outset, this enthusiast insisted on a high standard of work both in the vineyards and at the winery. He very quickly earned his reputation as one of the top winegrowers among the new generation in the southern Rhône, his somewhat “modern” style leaning towards power and concentration. The range is extensive and includes red and white wines in the Tavel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac and Condrieu appellations. The vineyards cover 55 hectares, divided into 38 different plots scattered across eight communes. Today, the domain has abandoned the use of chemical herbicides and received organic certification for all wines, except Condrieu, in 2013. In addition to the usual organic practices, it is very proud to have re-established an entire ecosystem among the vines. In the late 90s Christophe was joined by his brother Francis. After a sudden loss, it fell to his wife Madeleine and their daughter Ambre to take up the reins, bringing a wind of change to the domain.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : no

Alcohol percentage : 15 %

Region : Rhone Valley

Appellation : Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Owner : La Mordorée (Domaine de)

Vintage : 2020

Colour : red

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : organic More information....

Size (in ha) : 60 hectares

Volume : 17000 bottles

Intensity : full-bodied

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Vaccarèse, Counoise, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache
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