Châteauneuf du Pape 'Le Puy Rolland' Anne Charlotte Mélia Bacha 2018
Domaine La Fond de Loup, Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bacha
Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas' vineyards stretch across the lieux-dits of Font du Loup and La Crau (made famous for the vines of Vieux Telegraphe and Henri Bonneau) in the village of Courthézon. The soils are typically covered in the large galets sitting over loam and the limestone deep beneath the surface but Anne-Charlotte's vines sit upon the even more desirable sandy soils of the region. She attributes the more savory complex nuances found in her wines to these special soils. The average age of her vines exceed 50 years and the composition of the wine is primarily Grenache with small amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsualt rounding out the blend. The wines of Font du Loup are quite under the radar but the pedigree is truly remarkable.
Full-bodied and extremely round in the mouth, it offers copious amounts of red raspberry and cherry fruit underscored by just a hint of garrigue and some silky tannins on the finish.
Grapes: 100% very old Grenache