Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition Rouge 2020
$95.00 inc. GST
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93/100 – Jeb Dunnuck (2019 vintage)
93/100 – Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
Tasting Notes: A bouquet of garrigue, flowers of cistus, blackcurrant buds. A mouth full of freshness and balance, with aromas of cocoa and morello cherry, with a long and liquorice finish. In its youth, this vintage is perfect to pair with a shoulder of lamb slow roasted in oven, roast pigeon with porcini mushroom, and from its fifth year, stew, Daube Provencal, all game and many cheeses.
Winemaking: Harvesting is done by hand in 25 kg crates. After a double selection of the best bunches in the vineyard then on the sorting table. The grapes are vinified as whole or destemmed according to the grape varieties. They are vinified in truncated concrete vats. The wines are then aged for 25% in barrels, demi muids and foudre and 75% in vats during 18 months. The wine is bottled without filtration or fining.
Varieties: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault.
Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France