Vineyard Font du Loup
Region Rhône Valley
Type Still Red
Varietals 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
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.
A new addition to the Font du Loup lineup, the fruit of this is sourced from a rented parcel with 50-year old vines, owned by an old friend of the family, now retired. Made to be an easy drinker, it exhibits clean dark color, and animal/dog fur on the nose. In the mouth, it's all earthy black plum and berry, with the rich fruit and earth playing counterpoint, and a savory quality on top of all that. The style here is towards elegance and finesse rather than power and extraction. Our style adds a refreshing change of pace to a region whose wines have become a touch heavy. 500 cases produced.