“This wine is a tribute to our ancestor Paul Martin, who was one of the first French Vignerons to sell his wine in bottles in the 18th century under the name “Vin de la Solitude”. We have reissued the four original labels of « Vin de la Solitude » for this wine. This wine is elaborated in the state of wine art in the 18th century. Our researches showed that the blends were very different, where Grenache grape variety did not use to dominate. The wines were made of a large number of co-fermented grape varieties. Macerations were longer than they are nowadays.”
Domaine de la Solitude,
Vin de la Solitude Blanc
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
The grapes of each grape variety are harvested by hand and then put in vats over their maturity. After pressing them, the juices are co-fermented in barrels of several wines. The alcoholic fermentation is due to indigenous yeasts, followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine is raised in barrels on lies for 10 months without raking. It is bottled without fining or filtering.
In The Vineyard
Blend of 30% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, and 10% each Bourboulenc, Picpoul Blanc, and Clairette Rosé.
Decanter - 98 Points "Full-bodied, generous and broad, then a powerful beam of surging acidity rides in to refresh and cleanse the palate. The oaking is robust and will take time to harmonise, but this has the underlying power, concentration and extract to take it. Great length; an expansive, rich and regal Châteauneuf blanc. Also contains 10% each of Bourboulenc, Clairette Rose and Piquepoul. Grown organically on sand, matured in new barriques. Just 958 bottles produced."