2015 Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1320959 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The grapes for Font du Loup's 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape weren't destemmed, and it shows in the wine's pretty, garrigue-scented floral aromas. Ripe cherries take over on the full-bodied, creamy-supple palate, ending on a bright, berry-like finish. This is deceptively easy to drink already, but it should evolve gracefully for up to 15 years. (JC)  (10/2017)

Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from is a fresh, elegant expression of this cooler terroir. Strawberries, wildflowers and hints of spice all flow to a medium-bodied, silky, elegant and polished 2015 that has sweet tannin and a light, weightless texture. It's already delicious, yet will keep for over a decade give its balance. (JebDunnuck.com)  (10/2017)

K&L Notes

Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas' vineyards stretch across the lieux-dits of Font du Loup and La Crau (made famous for the vines of Vieux Telegraphe and Henri Bonneau) in the village of Courthézon. The soils are typically covered in the large galets sitting over loam and the limestone deep beneath the surface but Anne-Charlotte's vines sit upon the even more desirable sandy soils of the region. She attributes the more savory complex nuances found in her wines to these special soils. The average age of her vines exceed 50 years and the composition of the wine is primarily Grenache with small amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsualt rounding out the blend. The wines of Font du Loup are quite under the radar but the pedigree is truly remarkable.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5