Seller: rarewinemerchant (122) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180941151 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Font du Loup Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2014 Font du Loup Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2014 Font du Loup Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2014 The CHATEAU DE LA FONT DU LOUP is a family vineyard acquired by Jean-Roch Melia who created a cellar gathering the present vineyard around it. Since 1977, his grandson Charles Melia and his wife Françoise, and today their daughter Anne-Charlotte and their son-in-law Laurent, have been working to hoist the vineyard into the first place of the Chateauneuf du Pape Appellation dOrigine Contrôlée. Situated at the heart of the Chateauneuf du Pape ‘Appellation, between Avignon and Orange, the castle ‘La Font du Loup is set in the charming and convivial Provencal village Courthézon, a city of art and history. La Font du Loup is a family domain whose name already appeared on the Napoleonic land register. Font du Loup is a unique vineyard in that their vineyards are on north facing slopes and the soils have a high percentage of sand. These north facing, sandy slopes tend to ripen more slowly than most in Chateauneuf du Pape. This results in wines that are more complex, aromatic and contain less alcohol. The style is more about finesse and elegance, rather than power and extraction. These wines add a refreshing change of pace to a region whos wines can become a touch heavy and alcoholic. 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Average 60 year old vines. 70% Sandy sediment soil 70% with 30% pebbles north facing. Harvest from 22 september to 8 october. Total production 2,000 cases. Smoothness and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. This is a sinewy wine that begins with power and focus, tart red fruits, predominantly raspberry and currant. Candied ripe cherry aromas add lovely grace notes indicative of rich, clean, natural acids . The stunning red fruits are polished and backed with details such as dried Provence herbs, and a tiny hint of mint. There is spice and tannins embodied in an elegant texture, which shows that the wine has been well oaked in used French barrels for more than 12 months, assuring a great aging potential. Paring : Combines perfectly with beef, duck, or lamb with rosemary.Open 1 hour before serving. Well adapted to ageing. Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. If you would like to alter the delivery address, please put this in writing immediately after payment has been made to ensure an easy and smooth transaction. - Pickup is not available from the RareWines warehouse due to liquor licensing laws. Proof of age may be requested at any point in time throughout the order process in accordance with New South Wales Liquor Licensing Laws. Estimated delivery time from Sydney to other capital cities is 2 to 6 business days. Postage may be delayed if very hot weather is forecast. If the person accepting the delivery is out and there are no delivery instructions, Australia Post will leave a card in the letter box for collection at your local Post Office. Payment We accept the following payment methods: PayPal - VISA, MasterCard, Bank Account Credit card over the phone - VISA, MasterCard Bank Deposit - BSB 012280 Acct 268501623 with transaction reference, or Surname For any enquiries or credit card payments please call on 0409 121 151 Returns All purchases made with RareWines are backed by a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you believe that the item you have received is not as described, please contact us immediately in order to speed up the resolution process. Photographic evidence may be requested in some instances for insurance purposes. Return postage is at the buyers’ expense and may be refunded if RareWines is proved to be at fault. LIQUOR ACT 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor License Number LIQP770010377 Please enjoy alcohol in moderation and life in excess! Cheers.