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Barberini Rouge

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Published on July 2, 2023
By MIKE DESIMONE AND JEFF JENSSEN 

Domaine de la Solitude Famille Lancon 2020 Cuvée Barberini Châteauneuf-du-Pape France

This exquisite Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 65 percent Grenache, 20 percent Mourvèdre, and 15 percent Syrah. It is aged in barrels and concrete vats then blended and bottled without filtration or fining. It has aromas of crushed violets, ripe cherry, and anise and flavors of tobacco leaf, dark cherry, red plum and black licorice. Finely polished tannins linger long after the last sip.

– The Robb Report

Description

Domaine de la Solitude
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
“Cuvée Barberini” Rouge

 

Cuvée Barberini Red – It is a tribute to our ancestors the Barberini Family, produced when the vintage allows it from a special selection from our domaine, well known for its concentration and its opulence. The modern winemaking style, with optimization of the extraction but without excess, gives a powerful wine with silky tannins. Depending on the vintage, a part more or less is aged 16 months in barrels, and then when the blending is made, is going to spend 6 months in tanks for a perfect integration. Impressive wine, with a significant purity and density, can best be served for tasting between 4 and 15 years at least after the vintage year.

Blend: (2021 Vintage)

The grenaches come from old vines planted on the high Quaternary alluvial terraces surrounding the estate. These famous soils of pebbles of quartzites and clays, they give the Cuvée Barberini a great tannic and aromatic power.

    • 65% Grenache noir
    • 20% Mourvèdre
    • 15% Syrah

Vineyards:

  • Yield: 30 hl/ha
  • Agricultural: Sustainable

Winemaking and aging:

    • Harvesting is done by hand in 25 kg crates.
    • After a double selection of the best bunches in the vineyard then on a sorting table, the grapes are crushed and partially destemmed.
    • They are vinified by gravity in concrete vats.
    • Long macerations with gentle extractions provide these tannins both powerful and velvetines.
    • This vintage is aged for 65% in barrels and half barrels for 20 months and 40% in concrete vats.
    • The wine is bottled without filtration or fining.

Food and wine pairing:

    • This wine still in its youth is best with red meat like a beautiful rib of beef but also, for instance, an apricot tagine of lamb, duck breast with cherries, then after about ten years a hare “à la royale”

Tasting Note:

    • A powerful nose, which mixes aromas of tobacco, violet, milk caramel.
    • A velvety mouth with aromas of licorice and morello cherry, with a lingering chocolate finish.

Recommendations:

    • To be consumed within 3 to 20 years after the vintage.
    • Service temperature: 60-63 ° F.

 

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