Rosé de la Solitude
WHY BUY IT ?
- The signature of Olivier Bernard’s properties
- A “premium” packaging well made and easily identifiable
- Strong recognition of these two brands
- Two wines that do not have to blush from their cousin Provençaux
- Price stability, from year to year
- The family bond that unites Bordeaux Tradition and the Bernard Family
Having between his hands the Domaine de Chevalier, Domaine de la Solitude, Ch. Lespault-Martillac and Clos des Lunes, Olivier Bernard and his family are never short of projects. Started some twenty years ago, the production of Rosé from Domaine de Chevalier and Domaine de la Solitude was only a minor production. But in 2009, a strong decision was made by Olivier Bernard. The Bordeaux Rosé bashing is over, it’s time to go in the category of our Provencal friends. Pale color, better acidity, intensity of aromas and elegance of style. And what a result! These two wines have become a reference for Bordeaux, bringing with them the fame of Rosés from the terroirs of Pessac Leognan. Fine packaging, delicious wines and a strong brand image – this is the winning combination for Olivier Bernard’s Rosés.
Terroir & Vinification
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, Domaine de la Solitude Rosé reveals a very pale pink color, delicate and brilliant with bright reflections. Intense and radiant nose of red berries a little acidic where mixes some spicy and mineral aromas reminiscent of the great origin of gravelly soil. On the palate, roundness and suppleness enveloping the fruity, refreshing and spicy acidity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Its precision and sharpness accompany a long finish, complex and tart, reminiscent of the aromas of the nose. The whole is well balanced with a lot of lightness.
- Owner : S.C. Dne de Chevalier
- Manager : Olivier BERNARD
- co-director : Rémi EDANGE
- Technical Director : Thomas STONESTREET