Domaine de la Solitude Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2023 (Cotes du Rhone, France) - [JS 92]

Domaine de la Solitude Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2023
(Cotes du Rhone, France) - [JS 92]

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About the winery:

The Lançon family descend directly from the 12th Century Barberini family of Rome.

The best known of the family, Maffeo Barberini, was a papal nuncio, or diplomatic representative, in Paris from 1604 to 1606, and was made Pope in Rome under the name Pope Urban VIII.

Two of his nephews became cardinals and a part of the family then settled down in Avignon. In the 1980s, brothers Michel and Jean Lançon took the future of Domaine de la Solitude in their hands, focusing attention on the vineyards.

Over the past several years, Michel’s son Florent Lançon has taken over the day-to-day operations of Domaine de la Solitude, continuing to make improvements while preserving the traditions of his father and uncle.

About this wine: 

This wine is a blend of 4 varietals : Viognier which brings aromatic richness and roundness, white Grenache and the Marsanne bring notes of white flowers and fruits, and Clairette for acidity.

• 30% Viognier
• 30% Grenache Blanc
• 30% Marsanne
• 10% Clairette

Winemaking and aging
• The grapes are picked early in the morning and fully destemmed. 
• The pressing is soft to extract only the most noble juices. 
• The fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats. 
• ML is not wanted for this wine in order to preserve all the aromatic freshness. 
• The wine is aged 6 months in vats on fine lees before being bottled.

Tasting notes
• A nose of white flowers and fresh fruits. 
• A round and greedy mouth with peach notes, a fresh and tasty finish.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:

"Youthful nose of lemon blossoms, white peaches and Asian pears. Very elegant and vivacious for a white Rhone. Medium-bodied and polished palate, with a lovely saltiness at the finish that makes it feel crisper than the wine really is. A cuvee based on viognier and marsanne with clairette and grenache blanc. Vinified completely in stainless steel. Drink now." - Stuart Pigott (May 2024)