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Wine of the Week: Domaine Font du Loup CDP 2010

March 28th, 2013

Screen shot 2013-03-28 at 3.26.54 PMThe elegant nature of this wine is embedded in the place where it was born, right in the heart of the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation.  It is focused with tart red fruit and backed by details such as dried provence herbs, a tiny hint of mint, spice and tannins.  The wine has been well oaked in French barrels for more than 12 months, assuring a great aging potential.  Like the wine, the history of this region is rich.  Domaine Font du Loup translates to “fountain of the wolves,” and has its name from a legend.  It is said that the wolves of Mount Veutoux would come and drink from the spring that is in the center of the domaine as they made their way down to the Provencal plains.  This spring has still never been exploited and the surrounding soil has also been generously cared for, with vines that have an average lifetime of 45 years and one beautiful patch of Grenache that has an average lifetime of 90 years.