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Domaine de la Solitude Dinner at Yagiz. Tuesday 23 February 2021. $199.00 per Person

Domaine de la Solitude Dinner at Yagiz. Tuesday 23 February 2021. $199.00 per Person


Taste all 5 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Red Cuvees
There's some huge scores here!

Chronologically Domaine de la Solitude is one of the oldest estates in the entire Rhône region. By any other standard it's one of the most youthful. The tipping point took place a few years ago when young Florent Lançon stepped into the position of winemaker for the family estate. It's been lights out ever since, thanks to a string of mid-ninety point scores from the industry's top wine scribes and even more gratifying, high acclamation from a discerning peer group.

The domaine owns 35 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 30 hectares are devoted to the production of red wine and 5 hectares are used for growing grapes used to make their white Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

The vines are planted in a terroir of sand, loam, clay and rocky soils. Domaine de la Solitude has old vines. In fact, their oldest parcel of Grenache vines are more than 100 years old.

In 1985, Domaine de la Solitude made changes in their approach to wine making. They replaced their old foudres with concrete vats and stainless steel tanks. In 1996, they renovated their winemaking facilities again and began experimenting with using some new, French oak barrels as well for the aging process.

At the end of last century Domaine de la Solitude expanded their output, launching new labels. Cuvee Barberini made its debut in 1999 and the Reserve Secret was launched with the 2000 vintage. 2005 saw the 100% old vine Grenache Cornelia Constanza join the range and then in 2016 they introduced Vin de la Solitude, modelled on a centuries-old Chateauneuf blend with a high percentage of Counoise.

There some real thought goes into the wines here!

Today Solitude produces 5 different Chateuneuf-du-Pape red cuvees and we will taste them all this dinner. We will start with two whites and then move to four pairs of reds. To finish we will taste the 97/98 Point Reserve Secrete 2017. That said, all of the wines have tremendous reviews.

The dinner will be at Yagiz where their modern Middle Eastern Food will provide an excellent accompaniment. We have 12 seats for this dinner including myself.
The wine list:

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Blanc 2019
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Barberini Blanc 2015

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Rouge 2018
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Rouge 2017 (from Magnum)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Barberini Rouge 2017
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Barberini Rouge 2016

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vin de la Solitude 2018
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vin de la Solitude 2016

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Cornelia Constanza 2018
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Cornelia Constanza 2017

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reserve Secrete 2017

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021
 Time: 7.30pm
 Venue: Yagiz Restaurant
 22 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141
 Cost: $199.00 per Person

To read more about the wines including many tasting notes click here.
You may book on line or email tracey@grandmillesime.com.au to book your seats.

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