Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape White

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape White

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Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape White

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 cuvees 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.

Vinification
Immediate pressing of the grapes. Cold settling of the juice. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tanks. After racking the wine is aged on its lees in small tanks with regular stirrings. The wine is then bottled during the spring following the harvest

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.

Tasting Note
Citrus tones combined with minerality; long, powerful and full-flavoured.

Everyday Serving Suggestion

Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Rhone / Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC

Vegetarian

Winemaker
Florent Lancon

Additional Resources:
http://www.domaine-solitude.com/