2017 Domaine de la Solitude (Lançon Père et Fils) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Barberini Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2017 Domaine de la Solitude (Lançon Père et Fils) Cuvée Barberini  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

With a good depth of color, the wine is bright, fresh, juicy earthy and filled with an assortment of sweet, peppery cherries, herbs, smoke and earthy nuances. Made from a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, give this a few years in the cellar to come around.

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Domaine de la Solitude Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine de la Solitude, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine de la Solitude can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for between 1-2 hours allowing the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine de la Solitude is usually better with 3-5 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 4-15 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine de la Solitude with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine de la Solitude is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine de la Solitude is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine de la Solitude is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine de la Solitude is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine de la Solitude also owns 65 hectares of vineyards in the Cotes du Rhone appellation where they produce red, white and rose' wine.

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