Chateau Font du Loup can be translated into “Fountain of the Wolf.” The name according to the Southern Rhone Valley local folk lore dates back to a time when wolves drank from the various springs located on the property. Chateau Font du Loup owns 19.5 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. This includes 4 hectares of old vine Grenache that were purchased in 1992. Much of their terroir is located on cooler, sandy soils that is often effected by the famed mistral winds that hit the region.
One hectare is devoted to the production of white wine, while the remaining 18.5 hectares are used for planting grapes suited for their red Chateauneuf du Pape wine. The vineyards are 100% organically farmed. Chateau Font du Loup produces 5 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
Chateau Font du Loup Le Chateau is one of the most unusual wines in Chateauneuf du Pape as it’s produced from 100% Syrah. The Syrah is aged for an average of 18 months in French oak barrels and foudres.