Domaine de la Solitude
EARL Domaines Pierre Lancon
Jean and Michel Lançon
Route de Bedarrides, 84231 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 837 145
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
The property has a glorious past. Wines have been made at this
place for several hundred years. Often the owners has had connection to the
church. The three hats on the label refer to two bishops and a pope among the
forefathers of the Lançon familiy. A medal on the label refers to a medal
from Napoleon after the battle of Waterloo to one from the family. The three
bees on the label is a family weapon from the Middle Ages.
The first member of the family in France came from Italy in 1264 to serve
the pope in Avignon. His name was Barberini - the name today of the
special cuvées from the domain. The name Cornalia Constanza for a new
cuvée with debut in 2005 is also the name of an ancestor.
Today the sons of Pierre Lançon, Jean and Michel Lançon, are in charge at
The next generation Florent Lançon, son of Michel Lançon has already some
responsability at the domain. Cuvée Cornelia
Constanza is "his wine" and he experiments with a late harvested
dessert wine, Grains d'Eole.
He also experiments with planting of rare
(but allowed) grape varieties such as Counoise, Clairette Rose, Grenache
Gris and Piquepol, allegedly to bring freshness to the wines.
The domain covers 38 ha. AOC
Chateauneuf du Pape.
8 ha are planted with white varieties, and 30 ha with red varieties.
In Sabran in Gard the domain owns 5 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
For the Cotes du Rhone
the name Domaine de la Solitude is not used
but instead Famille Lançon
No foudres are used for ageing
the red wines.
Chateauneuf du Pape
2016: 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault.
35% is aged in barrels for 18 months - new or used for one vintage.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Barberini
2015: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah og 10% Mourvedre. Selection from oldest
parcels in good vintages. 45% aged in new barriques for 16 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza
2015: 100% Grenache from very old vines.
15% aged in new barrels for 15 months. (Debut
Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Secrete
2015: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.
Syrah and a small part of Grenache aged in new barriques for 18 months
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2017: 45% Clairette, 25% Grenache Blanc and 20% Roussanne.
Roussanne fermented in barriques. 30% is then aged in barriques for 8
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvée Barberini
2016: 95% Roussanne and 5% Clairette. Roussanne is fermented in new barriques
and then aged in barriques for 9 months.
Cotes du Rhone
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault og Carignan.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
Cinsault, Grenache og Syrah
Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette og Viognier.