Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2017


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Country - France

Region - Rhône

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

Alcohol by volume - 14%

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.

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Flavours of baked apple and mango with lovely floral
tones, textured and rich.
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 Solitutude’s 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
Roasted or seared turbot; or light cheese.
Grape
Clairette 55%, Roussanne 20%, Bourboulenc 15%, Grenache Blanc 10%

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
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Rhône

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Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2017

Country - France

Region - Rhône

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

Alcohol by volume - 14%

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.

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