Domaine de la Solitude Cuvee Barberini Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

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Domaine de la Solitude Cuvee Barberini Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Solitude

Tasting notes - A well textured, ripe and full-bodied wine delivering rich black fruits, mocha expresso and a subtle hint of smoke. Smooth on the palate with integrated tannins and a lingering finish, this is a traditional and elegant Châteauneuf.

Domaine de la Solitude Cuvee Barberini Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

A well textured, silky and full-bodied wine delivering
traditional earthy and gamey flavours. Concentrated and
savoury yet elegant Châteauneuf.
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 domain 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, while 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 Solitude’s wines are
renowned for their characteristic elegance whilst expressing the true origins of their
terroir.
Vintage
A wet winter was followed by a mild spring, and rainy spring which maintained the soil’s
water reserves and nourished the vines later in the year during the warm growing
period. The 2018 summer was a very hot and exceptionally dry year in the southern
Rhône, which allowed the grapes to reach excellent maturity, resulting in expressive
wines with wonderful fruit concentration.
Vineyard
The Grenache comes from best parcels of old vines. This Domaine has one of the best
terroirs in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its abundance of rounded quartzite stones, known
as "Galet Roulés" terroir, which comes 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
This wine is made from a select parcel of old Grenache vines and is only produced in
the best vintages. The grapes were manually sorted on a sorting table, before being
crushed and destemmed. The fruit was transferred to the fermentation tank via gravity.
A long maceration took place with gentle extraction techniques, to obtain opulent fruit
characteristics and fine tannins. Approximately 60% of this wine was aged in oak
barrels and demi-muids for 18 months.
Tasting Note
A well textured, ripe and full-bodied wine delivering rich black fruits, mocha expresso
and a subtle hint of smoke. Smooth on the palate with integrated tannins and a
lingering finish, this is a traditional and elegant Châteauneuf.
Grape
Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%
Winemaker: Florent Lancon
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Châteauneuf-duPape
Country: France
Alcohol: 15%

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