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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2014

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!).” (Wine Advocate, October 2016)

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone Valley
Appellation/ava:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvédre
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
80% in small vats, and 20% aged in oak barrels (1/2 new, 1/2 one-year-old barrels) (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "90 points. Offering up lovely notes of framboise, wild strawberries, candied violets and licorice, the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape is medium-bodied, forward and elegant, with sweet tannin and a clean finish. It’s not a blockbuster, but shines for its purity of fruit." (Wine Advocate)

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