”It is unlikely anyone could find a better-run estate than Domaine de La Mordorée. With 135 acres spread out through some impressive appellations, bio-dynamic farming, and a commitment to excellence that is as serious as anyone I’ve ever met, Christophe Delorme and his team continue to produce extraordinary wines whether whites, rosés or their portfolio of serious red wines.” Robert Parker Jnr.
“By some margin the best producer in Lirac/Tavel, Christophe Delorme’s 55–ha biodynamic estate also includes some unusually fresh Tavel and sadly tiny quantities of the rich, meaty Châteauneuf Reine des Bois. These wines have superb definition and focus, as palpable in the soft‐fruited basic Rhone as it is in the unusually spicy, smoky Reine des Bois Lirac.” Andrew Jefford
The winemaker at the ecologically farmed Domaine de la Mordorée is Christophe Delorme who has created an enormous reputation for his wines since creating the Domaine in 1986.
These are modern styled Rhône’s in the best sense of the phrase, combining brilliant low-yielding vineyards with traditional concrete tanks the influence of more modern influences such as French oak.
Tavel is the most famous quality Rosé in the world, and Lirac is an appellation with which Australian red drinkers should have an affinity. The QPR (quality:price:ratio) from Lirac is hardly bettered elsewhere in the vinous world.