From: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Blend: 35% Rousanne, 35% Grenache blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulene
Winemaker Notes: Lychee, citrus blossom, apricot, fresh flowers and hints of mint all give way nice round profile and a beautiful freshness. Nice minerality too. The estate was built close to a natural spring where wolves from the Mont Ventoux went to drink. This is the origin of the estate’s name: The fountain of the wolves.
The soil is mostly sand with rocks. Usually the sand is not the most appropriate soil for vineyard because it doesn’t keep enough water. But the water spring nearby creates a phreatic water is only 50 meters deep. So the vineyard can irrigate itself when it needs. It is located in one of the coolest appellation places with slow ripening of the grapes.
Grapes are hand-picked, selected and put in small crates to keep the grapes intact. They are doing a plot fermentation in barrels or tanks with indigenous yeasts.
The estate was built close to a natural spring where wolves from the Mont Ventoux went to drink. This is the origin of the estate’s name: The fountain of the wolves.
Madeline Triffon, MS Selection: "A very attractive, fresh aroma, with citrus and melon tones. Balanced, forward and ready to drink."
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