Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape
Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the most famous wines produced in the Rhone region of Central France. Wine has been made at this estate since the 13th Century and, in any given year, Chateauneuf du Pape can be a blend of up to 13 different grape varieties. For example, the 2016 vintage was a bold blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault.
Today Domaine de la Solitude is still run by the descendants of the Barberini family from Tuscany who established the vineyard so many centuries ago. The grapes for this particular wine are hand harvested and then meticulously sorted, destemmed and gently crushed at the winery. The grapes are then transferred to concrete fermentation tanks for 30 days before being aged in oak barrels, demi-muids and large oak foudres for 14 months prior to bottling.
French winemaking at its absolute finest, highly recommended. Pair with your favourite French foods or with lamb, pork or poultry based dishes.