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The Delormes of Domaine de la Mordorée are a lovely family, committed to their terroir in the broadest possible sense. For them 'terroir' is not merely an expression of geology or geography: rather it is a concept that embraces the totality of life in the place where they live and everything about the way they conduct their lives in that place. They consider themselves to be 'guardiens' of the local ecology, which is why they farm biodynamically, and why they have chosen 'la Mordorée' as...
Fruity aromas of plum and strawberry with floral nuances of violets along with a slightly toasted note. Fine tannins with a very long and fresh finish.
Forty year old vines are planted on siliceous rock mixed with small pebbles.
30 days of maceration under controlled temperature.
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