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

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2017 Domaine de la Solitude (Lançon Père et Fils) Cuvée Cornelia Constanza  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Made from 100% old vine Grenache, and when I say old, all the vines are more than 100 years of age. The wine pops with spring flowers, kirsch, raspberries, red plums and a hint of smoke and espresso bean. Elegant, round and earthy, there is a nice peppery pop to the sweet red fruits in the finish. It will take a few years for the oak to fully integrate into the wine.

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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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