This week our tour group were treated to the most extensive tasting yet at Domaine de la Solitude, the complete range including a three vintage vertical of Barberini back to 1999, and a three vintage vertical of their exclusive haut de gamme “Reserve Secret”, 2007, 2004 and 2001. Our favourite: the black olive and herb 2001 Barberini…really superb. Well worth the price of the meal I bought for wine maker Florent Lancon at Verger des Papes! The other picture features the same group enjoying a picnic amongst the vines at Roche Audran…a hot day but we managed to find some shade and feasted on ricotta pie with roasted stuffed peppers washed down with Vincent’s marvellous “Pere Mayeux”. Happy days.