Domaine de la Solitude, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Rhone

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Grenache

  • Grape Blend:

    Grenache 50%, Syrah 25%, Mourvedre 15%, Cinsault 10%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Florent Lancon

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 - Wine

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.

Production Notes

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 a long maceration, during which a gentle extraction took place to obtain velvety tannins. Approximately 25% of the wine was aged in barrels and demi-muids for 14 months.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 90pts (2015) - Charming potpourri and dried raspberry fruits on the nose in a classical style. The palate has a smooth, bright and simply pleasing red berry fruit core.

Producer Profile

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.