Domaine de la Solitude
EARL Domaines Pierre Lancon
Route de Bedarrides, 84231 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 145
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
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.
For several years the sons of Pierre Lançon, Jean and Michel Lançon, were
in charge at
the domain. Jean Lançon died a few years ago.
The next generation Florent Lançon son of Michel Lançon is now responsable at the domain. Cuvée Cornelia
Constanza is "his wine".
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 - "only" barrels.
Chateauneuf du Pape
2018: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5 %
other varieties. 25% is aged in barrels and the rest in concrete 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 Cuvée Barberini
2018: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Selection from oldest
parcels in good vintages. Most of the cuvée aged in new barriques for 18 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.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza
2018: 100% Grenache from very old vines.
Aged in concrete or in demi-muids
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
Cotes du Rhone
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Viognier.
Vin de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape
Secret blend. Very delicate wine even as young.