Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape Réserve Secrète 2019
$350.00 inc. GST
Original wooden case of 3+ bottles: $309.00/bottle
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98/100 – James Suckling
97/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
97/100 – Wine Enthusiast (207 vintage)
“Here’s a giant Chateauneuf that miraculously manages to remain vibrant and uplifting in spite of the enormous concentration and giant tannin structure. Just beginning to really open up, but it already has breathtaking aromas of savory, camphor, pine cones and wild blackberries. The finish goes on for minutes. A cuvee of century old vines of grenache (60%) and syrah (40%) from vineyards on sandy soil. Aged for 18 months in barrel, then aged for another year in foudre. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling
Tasting Notes: Powerful, elegant and refined wine designed for long ageing. The nose shows intense blackberry and blackcurrant, carried by earthy notes. The palate is dense with notes of tobacco, cedar and cherries, leading to an intense and lengthy finish.
Winemaking Notes: 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 vinified in all clusterfor the Grenache and the Syrahs are destemmed. The vinification takes place in concrete tank. The is carefully aged for 18 months and 60% in barrels. The barrels of exceptional qualities are made from Colbert oak from the french forest of Tronçais. The wine is blended and bottled f without filtration or fining and refined for 12 months in bottle before to be sale.
Varieties: The Grenache are from the oldest part of the Domaine de la Solitude, planted by my great-grandfather at the beginning of last century it is located on the western slope of “La Crau” on a terroir of safre. The Syrahs flourish on the fresh soil of Safre des “Blachieres”. 60% centennial black Grenache, 40% Syrah These two great Terroirs are always vinified separately but only the great years, 5 vintages of the last 10 Secret Reserve is created.
Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France
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