Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel (Rhône Valley, France) “La Dame Rousse” 2022

($25, Kysela Pere et Fils):  Regular WineReviewOnline readers know of my aversion to rosé, which, all too often, is insipid and lacks interest.  Not this one!  Of course, it comes from Tavel, an appellation that allows producers to make only rosé and from one of the top producers not just in Tavel, but in the entire Rhône Valley.  A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Clairette, and Cinsault planted on a mixture of sand, limestone, and cobblestones (galets, in French) imbues this stunning rosé with power, spice, and elegance.  Those looking for pale Provençal rosé should avoid this wine.  For those who seek a rosé with character and substance, here it is.
91 Michael Apstein May 2, 2023