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2007 Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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ITEM 8236859 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$45
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

Seriously endowed, full-bodied, broad, savory, and layered, this is a huge, rich, massive wine...

91Wine Spectator

Shows the rich, fleshy profile of the vintage, with very polished plum, fig and raspberry ganache notes, layered with sweet spice and well-integrated toast. This has a powerful, fruit- and licorice-driven finish.

90Vinous / IWC

Sexy, perfumed scents of black raspberry, cherry compote and potpourri. Broad, fleshy and sweet, offering lush, edge-free black and blue fruit flavors.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.

VINTAGE

2007 Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Pierre Lancon