Vineyard Château de la Font du Loup
Type Still Red
Varietals 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Winemaking The Melia family bought the property in 1942. From 1977 Charles Melia was running the domain. Today his daughter Anne Charlotte Melia-Bachas and son-in-law Laurent Bachas are in charge. The name "Source of the Wolves" refers to sources in the fields where the wolves from Mont Ventoux went to have water - according to local story telling. Chateauneuf du Pape is made from 20 ha. The vines have an average age of 60 years and one parcel 100 years. Even if the vineyards are all situated around the domain divided by wood the parcels have different terroirs.
The vineyards are cultivated organic but not certified AB.
Aging Aged in concrete and foudres for 12 months. From younger vines.
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 charming Anne-Charlotte Melia-Bachas and husband Laurent. Font du Loup has roughly 20 hectares (organically farmed – although not certified), including holdings in the La Crau vineyards, and is planted on mostly sandy soil with vines that reach 100 years old. It is located in one of the coolest appellation places with slow ripening of the grapes. The wines are made in an elegant, pure, pretty style and are as warm and inviting as the good Anne-Charlotte and Laurent.