2016 Domaine de la Mordoree la Dame Rousse Rose
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $19.94 (reg. $24.94)
Rosé isn’t just for brunches and picnics anymore, and this hearty old-vine Grenache blend shows just how versatile and elevated the pink stuff can be. While the rosés of Provence are rightfully famous for their elegant and refreshing profile, those of Tavel, across the river from Chateauneuf du Pape are legendary for their robust, darker hued character. These are the favorite wines of Balzac and Hemingway and can even be cellared for years!
The La Dame Rousse from Domaine Mordoree is a rosé of real substance that will be a surprise hit at the dinner table any time of year, and we've got it available for the best price around!
Domaine Mordoree, run by the Delorme brothers, is “one of the most impeccably, precisely run estates” according to Robert Parker, and Jeb Dunnuck included this 2016 as part of his Top-10 selections for the vintage in France. La Dame Rousse Rosé is “one of finest Rosés in the world, year in, year out” (Jeb Dunnuck 92pts).
Rosé usually gets the short shrift from critics so when a seriously elevated example like this gets that kind of attention you know it’s the right stuff. Since a Tavel rosé ages beautifully for a few years, this is an exceptional case-buy given the ripe, fuller nature of the ‘16 vintage and you’ll find yourself popping one open no matter the season! Cheers!