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Domaine de la Mordoree La Reine des Bois Tavel Rose 2014

Domaine de la Mordoree La Reine des Bois Tavel Rose 2014

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The benchmark of Tavel Rose. Organic and biodynamically farmed, Mordoree, are the pinnacle of Tavel Rose. Provence might take the cake for pretty and delicate Rose, but Tavel is all about food friendliness and versatility, as well as structure, power and longevity. These are some of the most underrated wines in the world and they must be given the necessary attention. Exquisite! Drink at 10-16 degrees depending on the time of year (drink cooler in hotter months). Pair with anything from seafood to steak. Seriously! - Chris L

A young fresh and bright 8 year old Rose! So no, it’s not your everyday wine. And it is different. Imagine an initial indication on your nose and first taste of sweetness- but that passed instantly, replaced by a light savoury feel. Food is a must, and I reckon it loves robust styles. I drank over 2 nights and loved it with a rich beef bourguignon casserole. It even blended with a chalky crumbly aged cheddar, and a seafood pie. Yes, a Rose for robust meals. Different, but so good. 14.5% alc. - Michael L

An increased focus on the environment and an awareness of sustainable agriculture have given rise to a huge increase in organic viticulture. This is an exciting area of growth in the world of wine, and if done right, one that leads to better wines, healthier vines and soils, and less stress on the earth.

But what makes a wine organic?

Organic wine refers to a method of farming, rather than winemaking. It all starts in the vineyard, where vignerons and viticulturalists no longer use synthetic or systemic pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Instead they opt for organic compounds such as copper and sulfur, which can help reduce he pressure of disease and pests. This results in much better vine and soil health, with no unwanted chemicals leeching into local rivers and waterways through run-off.

Organic farming is not to be confused with Biodynamic farming which, although similar, is a different approach and requires many more specific practices. These practices such as specific soil preparations, and lunar-cycle harvesting are not necessary to achieve an organic system.

It is important to note that organic wines can still have sulphur dioxide added to them. Sulphur is an organic compound, and therefore winemakers are free to add it to their wines, and still achieve organic certification. Winemakers will often add sulphur to help stabilise the wine and protect it from oxygen come bottling time. The wine will still be completely organic, assuming the proper farming practices have been adhered to.

Product Type Wine Red Rose
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Southern Rhone
Sub Region Tavel
Winemaking Practices Conventional
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic