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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2016

Domaine de la Solitude

“Located in the heart of the appellation, in the La Solitude lieu-dit, just on the western edge of the La Crau plateau, Domaine de la Solitude has been in the Lançon family for generations (the estate was created in the 17th century). Today, the winemaking reins are in the hands of the young, yet incredibly talented Florent Lançon, who has a green thumb when comes to growing just about anything (ask to see his greenhouse if you visit!)" (Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate)

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone Valley
Appellation/ava:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
White
Grape:
40% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
13.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
800

Reviews

  • "95 points. Top 100 of 2017: #74. This is dreamy, with creamed melon, pear and green fig flavors gliding along, framed by light brioche and meringue notes. The long finish lets the fruit hang beautifully. Offers refined opulence. Drink now through 2022. 800 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "91 points. The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Blanc is a beauty, as always, and offers a clean, crisp style as well as lots of stone fruits, citrus rind and enough salty minerality to make you salivate. Medium-bodied, elegant and lightly textured, enjoy bottles over the coming 3-4 years, or cellar even longer if you’re so inclined." (Jeb Dunnuck)

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