FROM THE WINEMAKER
SIGNATURE BY COTES DU RHONE BY LA FONT DU LOUP
Signature is produced from this one hectare parcel of 50 year old grenache and syrah grown on the same same sandy soil as FDL. The parcel is rented, not owned. “…so we decided to use Signature because we have the FDL signature in the wine! Elegance, freshness.” – Anne-Charlotte, Owner/ Winemaker
ABOUT LA FONT DU LOUP
Elegance is not the current incarnation of mainstream Châteauneuf-du-Pape. However, there are those who have bet it all on elegance and finesse, like Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas has. Font du Loup (Fountain of the Wolf) is located on the north side of the famous plateau, La Crau. Normally, one would associate La Crau with wines of power and elegance. On her side the vineyards are almost purely sand, which has elegance written in the terroir, given the sandy soils and the cooler north face.
After her father left for Morocco to start a new venture, she eventually came to control the reigns and these days, she is exploring more natural ways of viticulture as well as a complete renovation of the cellar. The future looks bright, especially given her desire to exploit her ancient vines (many are well beyond 100 years old) by making their Ave Maria one of the early legends to usher in the age of elegance.