Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge La Solitude

Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge La Solitude

Regular price £32.70 Sale

Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge La Solitude

Winery Information:
The property has a glorious past. Wines have been made at this place for several hundred years. Often the owners have had connection to the church. The three hats on the label refer to two bishops and a pope among the forefathers of the Lancon familiy. The first member of the family in France came from Italy in 1264 to serve the pope in Avignon. His name was Barberini - the name today of the special cuvées from the domain. Today the sons of Pierre Lancon, Jean and Michel Lancon, are in charge at the domain and Florent, Michel's son is responsible for the winemaking. The domain owns 38 ha. AOC Chateauneuf du Pape.
 
Viticulture:
Harvest by hand, at the appropriate time for each grape variety to be at full maturity, based on grape tastings by our expert panel. The grape bunches are then carefully sorted to remove any unwanted fruit.
 
Vinification:
The bunches are picked by hand and transported by boxes of 20 kg to the sort table, destemmed and crushed softly and fall down by gravity into the concrete tank. Between 25 to 30 days of maceration, lees stirred. A part of the wine is
selected to be aged in new oak or 1 year barrels for 12 months.
 
Tasting Note:
Domaine La Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape has ripe morello cherries complemented by vanilla and spice, a big wine but retaining this estate’s characteristic elegance and showing a modern style of winemaking.
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Additional Resources:
http://www.domaine-solitude.com/