Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Domaine de la Solitude in Wine Advocate

Joe Czerwinski has reviewed the 2015 vintage in the Southern Rhône for Wine Advocate and has praise (and 93 points) for Domaine de la Solitude's Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge.

The Lançon family, owners of Domaine de la Solitude, descend directly from the 12th Century Barberini family of Rome. In the 1980s, brothers Michel and Jean Lançon took the future of Domaine de la Solitude in their hands, focusing attention on the vineyards. Fertilizers have not been used at Solitude for the past ten years. Over the past several years, Michel’s son Florent Lançon has been taking over the day-to-day operations of Domaine de la Solitude, continuing to make improvements while preserving the traditions of his father and uncle. The Estate is a contiguous 100 acres, planted to 86 acres of red grapes and 14.8 acres of white grapes, with vines averaging 50 years of age.

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