Domaine de la Solitude (White)

Un grand vin naît toujours d'un grand raisin

By Olivier Bernard

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
  • A true recognition in the press
  • A 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 having been 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.

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 65% Sauvignon, 35% Sémillon 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 white offers an explosive, floral and fruity nose of acacia , peach, citrus fruits and exotic fruits. The palate is rich and fresh with a typical mineral accent. The finish is exquisite.

Their Team

  • Owner: S.C. Dne de Chevalier
  • Owner: BERNARD Family
  • Manager: Olivier BERNARD
  • Deputy Director: Rémi EDANGE
  • Technical Director: Thomas STONESTREET