Wines said to come from « organically grown grapes» can use the French « AB » (organic farming) logo. This means that we comply with “Organic Farming” specifications and that we do not use any chemical fertilizers, or chemical weed killers, or pesticides, or chemical fungicides. The French « AB » logo comes from the French Agricultural Ministry.
ECOCERT is an organic inspection and a certification organism founded in 1991 by agronomists for sustainable development, which aims to offer recognition to those who engage in this type of production. The ECOCERT’s principal activity consists in an inspection, in the field, of the respects of a standard’s demands (regulation, standard or specification). Then, ECOCERT issues a document which certifies the compliance of the products, systems or services with the standard. ECOCERT principally certifies food and food products but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and textiles.
SYNDICAT INTERNATIONAL VIGNERONS EN CULTURE BIO-DYNAMIQUE. In 1998, the members judged it essential to determine, in practical terms, the fundamental principles that any wine producing property must respect in order to be able to describe itself as a biodynamic operation. A specific set of specifications for the growing of vines and vinification was therefore established, excluding the use of all oenological products that aim to modify the grapes’ initial balance and neutralize the effect of vintages, with a view to preserving all of the potential of the “terroir” in the wine and retaining the energy capital acquired by the biodynamic farming of the vines. In order for inspections to be as objective as possible, the Union decided to entrust them to an independent body, ECOCERT SAS France, which checks that each member property respects the viticulture and vinification requirements. After four years of conversion to biodynamic agriculture, the SIVCBD issues official BIODYVIN approval to members that have been inspected during this period. All SIVCBD domains’ member are therefore AB certified by an inspection body and BIODYVIN by the SIVCBD following the Ecocert SAS France control.
BIODYNAMICS WORKS FOR: feed the earth and men, respect the living, the rhythms and the terroir, strengthen soil life and plant health, create balanced farm property. Demeter is a reference to the Greek Goddess of grain and fertility. The Demeter certification program was established in 1928, and as such was the first ecological label for organically produced foods. Demeter products have a double certification: they are controlled and certified organic according to the European specifications and according to the Demeter specifications. Demeter biodynamic certification is used in over 50 countries, it guarantees the respect of the biodynamic principles on farm property and during the transformation of the products.
The ladybug (or ladybird), organic viticulture’s precious little helper, is the symbol used on all our wines produced from organically grown grapes. The green logo of a little ladybug on a leaf identifies all our "biodynamic" wines.
Ratings "La Mordorée 2009 Red"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 96/100
"The 2009 Cote Rotie La Mordoree 471cases is potentially the finest La Mordoreemade since the monumental 1991 whichis just beginning to hit full maturity at age20. Spring flower, black olive, smokybarbecued meat, creme de cassis,graphite and black cherry characteristicsare all found in this complex, aromaticeffort. With an unctuous texture and afull-bodied mouthfeel, this is a gorgeousexample of Cote Rotie Syrah that shoulddrink nicely for 20-25+ years."
Jancis Robinson - 18/20
""Mid crimson. Cool, spicy nose. Very pure luscious super-ripe Syrah with such perfume that you could almost imagine there were some Viognier in here. Very subtle and very Côte Rôtie. Refined and sophisticated. Only medium weight and a suitably dry finish. Sinewy, non flashy, true Côte Rôtie. Very flattering because there is considerable flesh here but it is aérien overall. Flies over that extraordinary terrain… "
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
raspberry, a hint of violet, predominant of spices, touch of black olive and “tapenade”, rosemary.
ample, elegant, very well-structured and balanced. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Sommelier's advice: Small game (pheasant, duck) Tender, red meat Dishes in red wine sauces Soft cheeses
Syrah. The average age of the vines (more than 60 years old) is a guarantee of an exceptional quality product.
Hand-harvesting at maturity.
Chlorite and ferruginous mica-schists blending in loess depressions and earth veins. The plot producing this wine is located on the border of the “Côte Blonde”.
The grapes are entirely destemmed and vinified in concrete tank. Daily pumping over ensure a good extraction of the colour and tannins. The temperature of vinification does not exceed 32°C. Only the free-run juice is used.
Entirely aged in oak casks (225 liters), with a proportion of new ones between 14 and 18 months.