Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cornelia Constanza 2021

$250.00 inc. GST

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97/100 – James Suckling
95/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Extremely perfumed, graceful and silky, this is an extremely sensual and beautifully balanced expression of grenache. Full-bodied, but as light as air. I love the floral and creme de cassis aromas. Super-long finish. A grenache-based cuvee, one-third of which was matured in foudre, one-third in new oak and one-third in concrete tanks. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.” – James Suckling

“A single-vineyard Grenache from a sandy portion of La Crau, the 2021 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza seamlessly marries ripe cherries and milk chocolate on the nose. It’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a fine, supple and seductive texture and tremendous length on the finish. Unfortunately, there will be no 2022, as the parcel was devastated by hail.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: This cuvée is a tribute to the last Princess Barberini and will delight those who love the Grenache varietal, being made solely with grapes grown in a parcel of Grenache vines over a hundred years old, situated on the slopes leading up to the “La Crau” plateau, a legendary area in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Elegant and refined wine, tannic while remaining velvety. Expressive nose of gooseberry and Garrigues. Palate perfectly expressing the purity of the grape variety Grenache, on the background of cocoa, cardamom and Sichuan pepper.

Winemaking Notes: Harvesting is done by hand in 25 kg crates. After a double selection of the best grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting table, the grapes are vinified in whole bunches in a concrete tank. The macerations are very long with a minimum of intervention to keep all the aromatic purity of the grapes. This wine is age for 60% in foudre and 40% in concrete vat for 18 months. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration. 3000 bottles total production.

Varieties: 100% Grenache noir

Alcohol: 14.5%

Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France

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