[Pre-Arrival] Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition Blanc 2021

$89.90 inc. GST

Stock due to arrive early November 2022; orders will be dispatched on arrival

93/100 – Decanter (2019 vintage)
90/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2020 vintage)

Tasting Notes: 40% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Picpoul, Bourboulenc. Complex nose of tropical fruit and brioche. The palate combines vivacity and smoothness with notes of citrus, tropical fruit and flowers with a very mineral finish. Pair with truffle brouillade, grilled fish with sauce, fish tagine, oysters au gratin, lobster, capon with cream and vin jaune, carpaccio of marinated fish.

Winemaking: Harvesting is done by hand in 25 kg crates. The grapes are pressed after a short maceration period. The fermentation and élevage are done in barriques for the Roussanne, and the Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc are vinified in cuves. Malo-lactic fermentation is performed on the Roussanne. This year, 10% of the blend was co-fermented with a long maceration, meaning that the white grapes were vinified with the red grapes. The blend was matured 50% in oak, on fine lees, for 10 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Roussanne blend

Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France

Available on backorder