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Domaine de la Solitude Vin de la Solitude Blanc 2021

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Accolades:
95/100 – Wine Spectator (2020 vintage)
95/100 – Jeb Dunnuck (2020 vintage)
95/100 – Decanter (2020 vintage)
92+/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2020 vintage)

“This has a mix of both caressing and racy elements, with lemon curd, star fruit and mirabelle plum notes laced with quinine and meringue. The flash of brioche on the finish gives this a flattering hint now that should emerge more with cellaring.” – Wine Spectator

“Florent Lançon has started using more solids in the juice for his whites and the results justify this decision. Quite closed and introspective for now, the oak is very tight around the wine, but there’s great freshness within. Straight and focused, showing tobacco, pear and cedar, this will take time to come round, but should be good and age well when it’s ready. Very impressive for a first vintage. 1,200 bottles made.” – Decanter

“Marked by notes of struck flint, toasted grain, pineapple, melon and citrus on the nose, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vin de Solitude is the first commercial release of this cuvée. A blend of 45% Clairette, 20% each Grenache Blanc and Roussanne and 5% each Bourboulenc, Clairette Rose and Picpoul Blanc, all barrel fermented and aged in new oak, it’s medium to full-bodied and silky in feel, with a custardy flourish on the tight, tart finish. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: This cuvée was created in honour of the family’s ancestor Paul Martin, who was one of the first French winemakers to sell wine in the 18th century under the name Vin de la Solitude. 2021 is the second year this cuvée has been produced.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes of each grape variety are harvested by hand and then put in vats over their maturity. They are cofermented in whole bunches in a wooden conical tank. The alcoholic fermentation is very long, it lasts more than a month and the vatting has lasted 80 days. Aged for 18 months in barrel the wine is then bottled without fining or filtration.

Varieties: 45% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 5% Clairette Rosé, and the balance Bourboulenc and Picpoul.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France

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