Notre Dame de la Solitude (White)
WHY BUY IT ?
- The second wine of Domaine de la Solitude
- The signature wines of Olivier Bernard, owner of Domaine de Chevalier, Grand Cru Classé de Graves
- All the know-how of Olivier Bernard and his team
- A true recognition of the press
- A family partnership
- A vintage after vintage, for many years
- A recognized brand and a sure value of Péssac Léognan
- A true aromatic identity for a good price / quality ratio
The history of the Domaine de la Solitude does not allow to locate with clarity 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 entrust the management of the estate to external stakeholders. This decision will then pay off and the image of the vineyard of La Solitude, until then almost non-existent, will gradually integrate the production concert 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. Notre Dame de la Solitude is the second wine of the property.
The terroir, with some similarities to that of Chevalier, is planted with 40 hectares of vines 25 years old. There is identical diversity in both areas, although the structure of the grounds is significant. 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, usually with endogenous yeasts, 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.
At the tasting, Notre Dame de la Solitude offers a wine with a fine nose and radiant aromas of white fruits and juicy walls. Vine, pear and mango peach. Citrus fruits are also present with pink grapefruit and lemon. The palate is smooth and rich, without heaviness.
- Owner : S.C. Dne de Chevalier
- Manager : Olivier BERNARD
- co-director : Rémi EDANGE
- technical director : Thomas STONESTREET