Domaine de la Solitude Vin de la Solitude Blanc 2021

$175.00 $169.00 inc. GST

Original wooden case of 3 bottles: only $149.00/bottle!
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98/100 – Decanter
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)

“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: 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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