Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2016

£28.88

6 Bottles: £173.28

VAT included

Flavours of baked apple with black liquorice nuances, nutty, layered and complex. An elegant wine of great complexity, with citrus aromas enveloped in layers of minerality and herbal nuances. On the palate, this wine is full-flavoured with a creamy texture, powerful and long. Ideal with fish dishes and light cheese

Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc  2016

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Flavours of baked apple with black liquorice nuances, nutty, layered and complex.

Producer Note
Wines have been made on this estate for several hundred years, dating back to 1264 when the family arrived from Italy to serve the pope in Avignon. The three hats depicted on the label, signifies two bishops and a pope, who were among the fore fathers of the Lançon family. Today, the Domaine with its 38 hectares in the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation, is passing to the next generation as brothers Jean and Michel Lançon are handing over the reins to Florent, Michel's son. Florent, who is passionate about innovative winemaking, whilst honouring traditional values, has recently started working with new tulip-shaped concrete vats which were initially designed for Cheval Blanc and are at the cutting edge of winemaking technology. Domaine de la Solitutudes wines are renowned for their characteristic elegance whilst expressing the true origins of their terroir. Vineyard
This domaine has one of the best terroirs in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its abundance of rounded quartzite stones from the Villafranchian period. These stones absorb heat during the day then radiate it at night, promoting full grape maturity. The grapes are manually harvested, once each variety has reached phenological ripeness, based on grape tastings by an expert panel. The grape bunches are then meticulously sorted to remove any unwanted fruit. Winemaking
The grapes were pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The juice was cold settled and then fermented in temperature controlled tanks. The wine was racked and then aged on its fine lees in small tanks with regular stirrings. Part of the Roussanne was matured in new oak for a short period, adding complexity to the resulting wine. The wine was then bottled during the Spring following the harvest. Tasting Note
An elegant wine of great complexity, with citrus aromas enveloped in layers of minerality and herbal nuances. On the palate, this wine is full-flavoured with a creamy texture, powerful and long. Serving Suggestion
Ideal with fish dishes and light cheese

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Clairette 55%, Roussanne 20%, Bourboulenc 15%, Grenache Blanc 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Solitude

Tasting notes - An elegant wine of great complexity, with citrus aromas enveloped in layers of minerality and herbal nuances. On the palate, this wine is full-flavoured with a creamy texture, powerful and long.

Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc  2016

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles