Started in 1986 by the Delorme brothers, Domaine de la Mordorée (woodcock) has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the most consistent quality. Christophe Delorme's objective as a winemaker is to be unintrusive and maintain total respect for his terroir and the fruit it produces, striving to achieve a perfect balance between concentration, terroir and balance. The domaine consists of 55 Hectares, on 38 different parcels, providing a rich, wide range of soils and climates. Seeking to make the minimum long-term impact on nature, they practiced culture raisonnée'. Christophe's approach was so 'raisonnée' that he held back from being fully organic because he was worried about the long-term effect of putting too much copper (the the form of copper suphate, a permitted treatment in organic viticulture) onto his vineyards. Now due to the improvements on formulations, and work done in disease prevention, they can use copper sulphate with very low concentrations, these levels are not impacting the soils. The whole domaine has been certified organic since 2007.
|Born from a deep-rooted winegrowing background, it was only in 1986 that we dedicated ourselves entirely to our passion for wine: we consequently sold all our other businesses in the field of hi-tech ventilated suits.
This choice was matured through long consideration and thought for both quality and environment-friendliness. Our goal was clear : produce the best wine in each of our appellations while preserving nature and man. We therefore acquired new lands, broadening our vineyard and enriching our appellations, with new cherished parcels of land, as was the case for Chateauneuf du Pape, in 1989.
In time, we thus constituted a 60 hectares vineyard, on 38 different plots of land, in 8 different districts. This parcelling of our lands provides us with a rich, wide range of soils and microclimates.
Faithful to our passion for the woodcock, we decided to name the Domaine after its “poetical” nickname : La Mordoree ; we then used two other nicknames for our two other vintages : “La Dame Rousse” (the Redheaded Lady) “La Reine des Bois” (the Queen of the Woods).