Domaine de la Mordoree La Dame Rousse Tavel Rosé 2016 | Rosé for Red Wine Drinkers!
92WA | Domaine de la Mordoree La Dame Rousse Tavel Rosé 2016 is deep rosy hue. With tons of ripe watermelon, strawberry, and cherry blossom on the nose. While leading into a palate rich with juicy stone fruits and fresh herbs. In addition, rose petal, tangerine, lavender, crisp acidity: everything you want in a rosé, except this one, also has muscle. Shows beautiful density all the way through to the super-clean finish. As a result, the bone-dry rosé wines that hail from Tavel are deep in color. Yet, with a fuller mouthfeel than the more wispy texture and lighter body rosés from Provence.
92JD | The Domaine de la Mordoree La Dame Rousse Tavel Rosé 2016 smells like a basket of freshly picked strawberries and raspberries. While always one of my favorite Rosés in just about every vintage. It shows the richer side of the vintage, yet is clean, crisp and refreshing, with bright acidity. Hence, hats off to this estate for consistently delivering one of finest Rosés in the world, year in, year out.
W&S | Textbook Tavel, this is a meaty, generously flavored rose with lots of stony mineral flavor to support the red fruit. While based on Grenache from 40-year-old vines and blended with a host of local varieties. Yet the wine seems to grow in size and complexity with air, herbal notes and grapefruit acidity adding lift and freshness. Domaine de la Mordoree La Dame Rousse Tavel Rosé 2016 is hearty enough to pair with seafood sausages. Most of all delicate enough to drink on its own.
Consistently delivering one of finest Rosés in the world, year in, year out
Winemakers blend a combination of varieties from Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah to Mourvèdre, Clairette and Bourboulenc to make for the perfect sextet. While Grenache brings strawberries and a sexy and supple texture, Cinsault brings spice and cherry. In addition, Syrah brings rose petal and color, and Mourvèdre provides brooding dark fruit and backbone. Plus a kiss of the white varieties Clairette and Bourboulenc bring energy, perfume, and freshness. Most of all there isn’t a more perfect rosé for summer. A wine for poolside sipping, but also with the body to stand up to whatever you’ve just thrown on the grill.
Tavel’s highest-quality fruit has been lauded by 113th-centuryFrench monarch Philip IV and “Sun King” Louis XIV, as well as luminaries Ernest Hemingway, Honoré de Balzac, and Frédéric Mistral. “Hats off to this estate for consistently delivering one of finest Rosés in the world, year in, year out,” says Robert Parker’s longtime Rhône critic, Jeb Dunnuck.