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
Mail: domaine.solitude@orange.fr
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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 domain.
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.

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 2005)

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 months.

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
2017: 60% Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault og Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2017. Cinsault, Grenache og Syrah

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2017: Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette og Viognier.
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Man of the future at Solitude Florent Lançon
Photo from
Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape 2014


Florent Lançon and Manon Stehelin at an event in July 2017.

 


Michel Lançon at Fête Saint Marc 2008


Jean Lançon at the domain 2013


Françoise Lançon at Decouvertes in Avignon 201


To theft you see the vinification cellar - before reconstruction


Construction of a new vinification cellar. Photos from facebook from April and October. Cement tanks are from DVtec

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