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- Rhone Valley, France -

Domain of Solitude 

A loneliness that is shared...!

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The history of this estate began in the 14th century . La Solitude then belonged to one of the oldest families in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

8 generations later, the family estate is led by Florent Lançon .

The vineyard now extends over 37 hectares in AOC Châteauneuf-du-pape and Côtes du Rhône. The estate is certified Organic Agriculture (AB) and is committed to respecting its terroir and its environment on a daily basis.

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Our story with Florent

It was André who developed the relationship with Florent. They first met in Montreal. We started our relationship with a few private imports and mainly with its Réserve Secrète, a jewel of the Rhône. One thing leading to another, we succeeded in developing the reputation of the brand in Quebec with the presentation of the  Châteauneuf-du-pape and C ôtes-du-rhône in SAQ.

In 2019, we visited Florent at his home and filmed an episode of the VIF web series with our friends from Bien Joué.  

Discover their wines:  

A little anecdote to share with friends

It was in the 14th century that the history of Châteauneuf-du-pape began, with the arrival of Pope Clement V in Avignon.

The wine produced on these lands was reserved for the Popes and notables of the time. Highly appreciated, and thanks to him, the wines of the region quickly gained international notoriety.

In addition to having been the wine of the Popes, in 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the first vineyard to receive an appellation contrôlée. It is on this place steeped in history that the first French wine syndicate was created, the objective of which was to set down on paper the rules of local wine production.

A good glue for you 

 

How many grape varieties are historically used in the creation of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

The answer : 

13 grape varieties: grenache (black, gray, white), syrah, mourvèdre, cinsault, clairette (white, pink), vaccarèse, bourboulenc, roussanne, counoise, muscardin, picpoul.  

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