Château la Font du Loup, Châteauneuf du Pape (rouge) 2019

Appellation: Châteauneuf du Pape

Region: Rhone

Country: France

Color: Red

Varietal(s): 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault

About The Producer

Font du Loup is quite unique in that our vineyards are on north-facing slopes and the soils have 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.

Terroir & Vineyard Practices:

This wine is coming from sandy and pebbly soils.

Tasting Notes

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


All grapes are vinified separately. The Syrah and Mourvedre are raised in twice used barriques (once used at Chateau d'Yquem and once for the La Font du Loup Blanc). The wine is then aged for 12 months in foudres and another six months in concrete.


92 points - Jeb Dunnuck