Domaine de la Solitude Red
WHY BUY IT ?
- The signature wines of Olivier Bernard, owner of Domaine de Chevalier, Grand Cru Classé de Graves
- All the expertise of Olivier Bernard and his team
- Family partnership
- A recognized brand and a reference of Pessac Léognan
- A true aromatic identity for a good price / quality ratio
The history of the Domaine de la Solitude does not allow us to locate with precision the origin of the property. In reality, it is not until the nineteenth century and the establishment of the community of the Holy Family in La Solitude that we have an explicit historiography of the Estate. It was in 1970, aware of the need to value their wine capital, a goal that was not very compatible with their contemplative life that the sisters decided to give the management of the estate to external stakeholders. This decision will work really well and the image of the vineyard of La Solitude, until then almost non-existent, will gradually rise as a reference of Graves du Nord.
In 1993, a few months after being asked by the sisters of the Holy Family, Olivier Bernard, owner of the Domaine de Chevalier since 1983, agrees to take over the vineyard of La Solitude for a period of 40 years.
Terroir & Vinification
The vineyard, with some similarities to the one of Chevalier, is planted with 40 hectares of 25 years old vines. There is an identical diversity in both areas, although the structure of the land has significant nuances. The grape variety is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Harvesting is done by hand and vinification takes place in vats, based on moderate temperatures, grape varieties and plot origin. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The evolution of the Domaine’s wines towards a more shouldered structure, with fine and elegant tannins, allows the winemaker to increase the proportion of new wood during aging.
For the tasting, Domaine de la Solitude Rouge offers a concentration of ripe fruit, a density, a roundness and a freshness in the mouth. The structure is superb. The complexity of the flavors and the sweet finish will delight your senses.
L’Equipe du Château
- Owner: S.C. Dne de Chevalier
- Owner: BERNARD Family
- Manager: Olivier BERNARD
- Deputy Director: Rémi EDANGE
- Technical Director: Thomas STONESTREET