This historic cuvée, produced since the 17th century, is a blend of our different terroirs ranging from Safres to Rounded Pebbles. The terroirs of Safres give it finesse and elegance, while the soil with Rounded Pebbles bring force and structure. It is a blend of 3 major varietals: Grenache noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, but also of all the 13 varietals authorised by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC, in smaller proportions.
This historic cuvée of the Estate, produced since the 17th century, is a blend of different soils and varietals situated on the coolest terroirs. The Grenache blanc grapes come from the “La Crau” plateau, while the Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Picpoul varietals are grown in the “Vallon de la Solitude”. The Roussanne and Grenache blanc grapes are fermented and aged in barrels on fine lees while the other varietals mature in vats to retain all their freshness.
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.
This cuvée is a tribute to the founding fathers of the Estate. It is made with Roussanne grapes, picked the moment that they take on their golden colour, associated with Grenache blanc and Clairette grapes. The Roussanne harvest is fermented in new barrels, and the Grenache and Clairette grapes in vats. This wine is aged for 8 months on fine lees before being blended. It is an opulent wine due to the large proportion of Roussanne, but it also has beautiful freshness thanks to the Clairette. It can be enjoyed between 1 and 8 years after the harvest, or even kept for longer by those who appreciate mature wines.
Cornelia Constanza Rouge
This cuvée is a tribute to the last Princess Barberini and will delight those who love the Grenache varietal, being made solely with grapes grown in a parcel of Grenache vines over a hundred years old, situated on the slopes leading up to the “La Crau” plateau, a legendary area in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A large proportion of this wine is aged in vats and the rest in 600-litre barrels called demi-muids. This cuvée is characterised by its great purity and really expresses the vintage and the terroir. In its youth, it offers an intense nose of cocoa and dark-fleshed fruits but, when kept for longer, notes of leather, tobacco and truffle develop to enrich the bouquet. It can be enjoyed between 1 and 15 years after the harvest.
Vin de la Solitude Rouge
This cuvée pays homage to our ancestor Paul Martin, who was one of the first French winegrowers to sell his wine in bottles in the 18th century under the name “Vin de la Solitude”. It is made according to the winemaking techniques of that time, with very different blends instead of a dominance of Grenache. The wine is created with a large number of varietals fermented together, with much longer maceration periods than those used today.
We have reissued the four original labels of the “Vin de la Solitude” for this cuvée.
This cuvée is the quintessence of our terroirs and know-how, and is produced solely in exceptional years. The Grenache grapes come from the oldest parcel of the “Domaine de la Solitude”, situated on the western slope leading up to the “La Crau” plateau, on a terroir of Safres. The Syrah grapes are grown in the cool, Safres terroir of “Les Blachières”. This flavoursome cuvée with a richly smooth texture is aged for 18 months, shared between barrels and vats, before being blended and left to age for another year in a large wooden vat called foudre.