Vineyard Font du Loup
Region Rhône Valley
Type Still White
Varietals 50% Grenache Blanc, 50% Roussane
Winemaking Vineyards are north-facing slopes and the soils have a high percentage of sand. These plots tend to ripen more slowly. As such, we harvest on average two weeks later than other estates. This results in wines that are more complex, aromatic, and contain less alcohol.
Located at one of the highest points in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Font du Loup, which translates to ‘fountain of the wolves’, is named after the natural springs in the area where the wolves would come to drink. Font du Loup has been in the Melia family since 1942 and is now run by the extremely charming Anne Charlotte MeliaBachas with her husband Laurent. Font du Loup is planted on mostly sandy soil with vines that reach 100 years old; the wines are made in an elegant, pure, pretty style and are as warm and inviting as the good Anne-Charlotte and Laurent.