Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017

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Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 50%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 15%, Cinsault 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Solitude

Tasting notes - A rich and opulent wine with ripe blackcurrant aromas layered with notes of the garrigue and cistus flowers. Full bodied but with a soft texture on the palate; this wine retains the estate's characteristic elegance whilst embracing a modern style of winemaking. Ripe fruits combine with notes of cocoa and cherry and a hint of liquorice on the finish. 

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017

A traditional yet modern style Châteauneuf with an
elegant and velvety red berried quality through to a fine
and long finish


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 Solitutude’s wines are renowned for their characteristic elegance
whilst expressing the true origins of their terroir.


Vineyard
This domain 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. Yielding just 30
hectolitres per hectare, the vines are carefully managed throughout the year. The
grapes are hand-harvested, once each variety has reached full maturity, which is
based on tastings undertaken by an expert panel. The vineyard is farmed
sustainably according to the principles of la lutte raisonnée.


Winemaking
Following a selection of the best bunches; the grapes were meticulously sorted,
destemmed and gently crushed, before entering concrete fermentation tanks via
gravity. The must underwent maceration for approximately 30 days, during which a
gentle extraction took place to obtain velvety tannins. Approximately 25% of the wine
was aged in barrels, demi-muids and foudres for 14 months.


Tasting Note
A rich and opulent wine with ripe blackcurrant aromas layered with notes of the
garrigue and cistus flowers. Full bodied but with a soft texture on the palate; this
wine retains the estate's characteristic elegance whilst embracing a modern style of
winemaking. Ripe fruits combine with notes of cocoa and cherry and a hint of
liquorice on the finish.


Grape
Grenache 50%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 15%, Cinsault 10%

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