Marks and reviews
The origin of the name of the Domaine de La Solitude is to be found in the rule of the Holy Family community: to pray in the silence of solitude. This religious order settled on the estate in the 19th century. The sisters decided to entrust the winegrowing management of this Pessac-Léognan to outside parties. Since 1993, Olivier Bernard has been in charge of the management of the estate. A very old estate in Martillac, Domaine de la Solitude stands out for the quality of its wines, which are very good value for money, accessible in their youth, and promised to develop well.
Located in Pessac-Léognan, the Domaine de la Solitude’s red vineyard stretches across 30 hectares of gravelly soils on clay-gravel subsoils.
Although the beginning of the year was very wet from January to the end of June, advancing the growth of the vines, a few days of good weather at the beginning of June allowed for a very beautiful flowering. Summer conditions were particularly hot (one of the driest summers in a century) and favourable to the development of the tannins. September saw a hoped-for arrival of refreshing rain that accelerated ripening. The Indian summer from mid-September to the end of October combined with cool nights allowed the harvest of fully ripe grapes.
Winemaking and ageing
Harvests done by hand from 28 September to 20 October. Sorting on the table. Vatting by gravity. Aged for 1 year in barrels. First months of ageing on lees.
Cabernet Sauvignon (58%)
Petit Verdot (5%)
The extraordinary climatic conditions of this vintage enabled the production of this exceptional Domaine de la Solitude 2016, recognised as the best wine produced on the estate.
The nose is very expressive, giving off intense red and black fruit aromas.
The tannins are refined with a rare density. Throughout the tasting this Domaine de la Solitude 2016 reveals a lovely concentration and great freshness.
For the best tasting, serve at 17°C.
This Domaine de la Solitude 2016 can be enjoyed today, and can be laid down until 2026 to express all its aromatic palette.