This cuvée is a tribute to the founding fathers of the Estate. It is made with a parcellary selection of old vines of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. The Grenache grapes come from old vines planted on the high quaternary alluvium terraces surrounding the Estate. These terraces are the cradle of the famous terroirs of quartzite pebbles and clay, which give the Barberini cuvee great tannic and aromatic force. This wine is aged for 18 months, spending most of this time in barrels.
Some lands seem to be touched by the hand of the gods, and the Domaine de La Solitude is one of them. Fashioned by the sun of Provence and the force of the warm Mistral wind, it is mainly made up of terroirs of safre and rounded pebbles.
La Solitude comprises 37 hectares in A.O.C Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyard is tended according to organic farming principles. The grape types reflect the history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape since the thirteen traditional varietals are grown in the vineyard.