Domaine de la Mordorée

La Dame Rousse Tavel Rosé Blend

8.86 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Tavel, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Rosé Blend
Potato, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Herbs, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Nuts & Seeds, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, Baking Spices, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

Another blockbuster Tavel from Morderée. The 2018 is as delicious as it gets and this is tasting better in 2020 than it did on arrival last year. I’d always attributed the unique zesty and pungent flavors in this wine with the tiny amounts of uniquely Tavel blending grapes... perhaps that remains true, but this wine is mostly Grenache 60%, with Cinsault/Syrah/Mourvèdre at 10% each, and Clairette/Bourboulenc at 5% each. Whatever the blend, they’ve nailed this one. Sadly, it’s quite pricey at over $30. Now if I could locate some LaFond in my area, we could crown a Tavel champion, but this one will be hard to beat.

Another blockbuster Tavel from Morderée. The 2018 is as delicious as it gets and this is tasting better in 2020 than it did on arrival last year. I’d always attributed the unique zesty and pungent flavors in this wine with the tiny amounts of uniquely Tavel blending grapes... perhaps that remains true, but this wine is mostly Grenache 60%, with Cinsault/Syrah/Mourvèdre at 10% each, and Clairette/Bourboulenc at 5% each. Whatever the blend, they’ve nailed this one. Sadly, it’s quite pricey at over $30. Now if I could locate some LaFond in my area, we could crown a Tavel champion, but this one will be hard to beat.

May 24th, 2020
Darren Dittrich

Another terrific Tavel from a top Rhone producer. Limited availability in Texas. Approx 4-6 million bottles annually are produced by the entire Tavel AOC, which is less some single bottlings of Provence Rosé (e.g. Whispering Angel). 2018 is bit riper than our favorite 2014 release, but this could be due to the blend this year: 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 5% Bourboulenc and 5% ClairetteABV 14.5% ABV, no oak used. Would be nice to try this producer's other two rosés. Red plum, bright cherry, white flowers, and garrigue.

Another terrific Tavel from a top Rhone producer. Limited availability in Texas. Approx 4-6 million bottles annually are produced by the entire Tavel AOC, which is less some single bottlings of Provence Rosé (e.g. Whispering Angel). 2018 is bit riper than our favorite 2014 release, but this could be due to the blend this year: 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 5% Bourboulenc and 5% ClairetteABV 14.5% ABV, no oak used. Would be nice to try this producer's other two rosés. Red plum, bright cherry, white flowers, and garrigue.

Aug 24th, 2019
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This entry-level bottling showcases intense, deeply concentrated red berry, citrus fruit and floral qualities, with a firm mineral underpinning. A powerful pink wine, the 2018 can handle the richest, and most strongly seasoned food with ease. It will also age, if you can resist temptation. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2019)

This entry-level bottling showcases intense, deeply concentrated red berry, citrus fruit and floral qualities, with a firm mineral underpinning. A powerful pink wine, the 2018 can handle the richest, and most strongly seasoned food with ease. It will also age, if you can resist temptation. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2019)

Jul 29th, 2019
Christopher Paul

Christopher had this a year ago

Christopher had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2019
Flora D

First rose we've had we didn't like. Had a metallic taste that overpowered my palate.

First rose we've had we didn't like. Had a metallic taste that overpowered my palate.

Jan 26th, 2020
Noelle DuBist

Noelle had this 20 days ago

Noelle had this 20 days ago

Jun 19th, 2020