Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Barberini 2021

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95/100 – James Suckling
94/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Adovcate

“What an exciting nose this Chateauneuf has for the challenging 2021 vintage. Very meaty and savory nose with a touch of soy sauce, Great balance of creamy richness and bold yet fine tannins that give the finish a lot of drive. Doesn’t want to let go. A cuvee based on grenache, syrah and mourvedre from old vines growing on galet cobblestone soils. 70% of the wine was aged in oak barrels of various sizes. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

“The red 2021 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Barberini actually sees less new oak than the white version (about 70% is aged in barrel). Leather, earth, spice, vanilla, black cherries and plums all appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is creamy and lush, with a long, softly dusty finish tinged with dark chocolate.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: A powerful nose, which mixes aromas of tobacco, violet, milk caramel. A velvety mouth with aromas of liquorice and morello cherry, with a lingering chocolate finish. The grenaches come from old vines planted on the high Quaternary alluvial terraces surrounding the estate. These famous soils of pebbles of quartzites and clays, they give the Cuvée Barberini a great tannic and aromatic power. 45% Grenache noir, 45% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre.

Winemaking: Harvesting is done by hand in 25 kg crates. After a double selection of the best bunches in the vineyard then on a sorting table, the grapes are crushed and partially destemmed. They are vinified by gravity in concrete vats. Long macerations with gentle extractions provide these tannins both powerful and velvetines. This vintage is aged for 60% in barrels and half barrels for 18 months and 40% in concrete vats. The wine is bottled without filtration or fining.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Variety: Grenache/Syrah blend

Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France

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