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.
35% Rousanne, 35% Grenache blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulene
Moving to the 2019s, the deeper ruby-hued 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault. Gorgeous framboise and jammy strawberry fruits as well as flowers, spice, and herbes de Provence-like notes all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a layered, seamless texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It's one of the bigger, sexier wines I've tasted from this estate, yet it still plays in the seamless, elegant style of the estate beautifully. It will evolve for over a decade.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 93 pts.
Gently mulled cherry and damson plum fruit is lined with lavender, garrigue and sandalwood accents. Charming finish lets red tea and sanguine notes linger. Drink now through 2030.
- Wine Spectator, 91 pts.