Chateau de la Font du Loup Cote du Rhone blanc 2016

Chateau de la Font du Loup Cote du Rhone blanc


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A very fruty wine (peach, pineapple), jucy with a splendid balance. Easy drinking wine.

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About this Wine

Country France
Region Southern Rhône
Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Winery Chateau de la Font du loup
Vintage 2016
Color White
Grapes Clairette, Grenache blanc, Viognier
Closure Natural Cork
Product Code 16W682
Other Organic
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Tasting notes

Lychee, citrus blossom, apricot, fresh flowers and hints of mint all give way nice round profile and a beautiful freshness. Nice minerality too.


White meat with a mushroom sauce, fish and hard cheese



Sand (safres)


Responsible farming. Hand harvest. Meticulous selection of the grapes.


Fully destemmed. Grapes are vinified separately and blended just before bottling. The malo-lactic fermentation is prevented.

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Winery Description

Located at one of the highest points in Châteaneuf-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 Melia-Bachas with her husband Laurent and the help of consultant Philippe Cambie. Font du Loup has roughly 20 hectares (organically farmed), including holdings in the La Crau and Font du Loup 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.

The Terroir 
The soil is mostly sand with rocks. Usually the sand is not the most appropriate soil for vineyard because it doesn’t keep enough water. But the water spring nearby creates a phreatic water is only 50 meters deep. So the vineyard can irrigate itself when it needs. It is located in one of the coolest appellation places with slow ripening of the grapes. 

The Vinification
Grapes are hand-picked, selected and put in small crates to keep the grapes intact. They are doing a plot fermentation in barrels or tanks with indigenous yeasts.

The Legend 
 The estate was built close to a natural spring where wolves from the Mont Ventoux went to drink. This is the origin of the estate’s name: The fountain of the wolves.


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