Domaine de la Solitude Vin de la Solitude Blanc 2022

$185.00 inc. GST

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96/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
96/100 – Decanter

“Produced via direct pressing to older oak, the 2022 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vin de Solitude is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Clairette Rose and Roussanne. Gentle toast notes emerge on the nose, joined by hints of wild fennel, citrus fruit and white peach, while the palate is full-bodied, rich and expansive but balanced by a long, briny-zesty finish.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Restrained aromatics lead to a full-bodied palate with great textural wealth. Not as obviously oaky as the domaine’s other cuvées (though it is certainly generously oaked), this has some interesting grain and relief to the texture, and a long finish. Powerful, saline and well balanced despite its richness and flamboyance. Also contains 10% each of Bourboulenc, Clairette Rose and Piquepoul Blanc. This is the third vintage of this cuvée and already it’s proving to be one of the most exciting white Châteauneufs available.” – Matt Walls, Decanter

Tasting Notes: 60% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc. 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. 1,062 bottles total production.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Clairette blend

Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC, France

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