RHONE VALLEY - Château La Font du Loup - Chateauneuf Du Pâpe

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Château Fonréaud – Le Cygne

CHÂTEAU LA FONT DU LOUP 2015

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE

 

 

Blend: 65% Grenache 20% Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault

Terroir: This wine is coming from sandy and pebbly soils.

Tasting note : It is both elegant and traditional with an abundance of dark fruits, a medium-bodied texture, and lengthy finish.

Matching Food  : lamb

Vinification: All grapes are vinified separately. The Syrah and Mourvedre are raised in twice-used barrique (once at Château d'Yquem and one for the La Font du Loup Blanc). Ageing Process: The wine is then aged 12 months in foudres and another six months in concrete.

History: Font du Loup is quite unique in that our vineyards are on north-facing slopes and the soils gave a high percentage of sand. These north-facing, sandy 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. 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.