Domaine de la Solitude Vin de la Solitude Blanc 2021 Magnum

$375.00 inc. GST

We received a total allocation of 6 from only 51 magnums produced this vintage — each magnum is numbered and comes delivered in its own individual wooden box.


98/100 – Decanter

“Full-bodied, generous and broad, then a powerful beam of surging acidity rides in to refresh and cleanse the palate. The oaking is robust and will take time to harmonise, but this has the underlying power, concentration and extract to take it. Great length; an expansive, rich and regal Châteauneuf blanc. Also contains 10% each of Bourboulenc, Clairette Rose and Piquepoul. Grown organically on sand, matured in new barriques. Just 958 bottles produced.” – Matt Walls, Decanter

Tasting Notes: 30% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Clairette Rose, 10% Bourboulenc, 10% Picpoul. It is a tribute to our ancestor Paul Martin, who was one of the first French winemakers to sell his wine in bottles in the 18th century under the name “Vin de la Solitude”. Made according to the 18th-century vinique art with very different blends where Grenache is not dominant. The wine consists of a large number of co-fermented grapes with much longer macerations than those made today. We have reissued the four original labels of the Wine of Solitude.

Winemaking: The grapes of each grape variety are harvested by hand and then put in vats over their maturity. After pressing them, the juices are co-fermented in barrels of several wines. The alcoholic fermentation is due to indigenous yeasts, followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine is raised in barrels on lies for 10 months without racking. It is bottled without fining or filtering.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Clairette blend

Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France

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