Chateau de la Font du Loup

Anne Charlotte Melia-Bachas
Chemin des Saintes Vierges, 84350 Courthezon
Tel. +33 490 330 634
Direct sale:
Monday-Thursday 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00. Friday 8.00-12.00 Only by appointment. 


The Melia family bought the property in 1942. From 1977 Charles Melia was running the domain. Today his daughter Anne Charlotte Melia-Bachas and son-in-law Laurent Bachas are in charge.

The name "Source of the Wolves" refers to sources in the fields where the wolves from Mont Ventoux went to have water - according to local story telling.
One source springs just by the courtyard and here is made a sculpture of a wolf (see photo below)
Red and white Chateauneuf du Pape is made from 20 ha. The vines have an average age of 60 years and one parcel 100 years.
Even if the vineyards are all situated around the domain divided by wood the parcels have different terroirs.
The vineyards are cultivated organic but there is no actual plans for certification.

Wines according to website February 2018

Chateauneuf du Pape Les Demoiselles de la Font du Loup
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah from the younges vines (Demoiselles: girls)

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
Aged for 18 months, Grenache in concrete, steel or foudres, 
Syrah in barriques or foudres and Mourvedre in demi-muids.
This cuvée counts for the mainpart of the production.

Chateauneuf du Pape Le Puy-Roland
100% Grenache, Aged in foudres for 12 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
35% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 20% Clairette and 15% Bourboulenc.

Wines made in certain vintages

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Fondateurs
50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre.
Aged for 24 months. Grenache in beton tank, steel tank and foudres, Syrah in barriques or foudres and Mourvedre in demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Le Chateau
100% Syrah aged for 18 months in barriques and foudres.

Anne Charlotte Melia-Bachas in Copenhagen September 2017

Laurent Bachas.

The 20 ha. of vineyards are situated on the highest altitude in Chateauneuf du Pape and therefore the harvest takes place at least a week later than at other domains. 
When "the castle" was built the entrance was from another direction and therefore the gate is now situated in the vineyards.

Photos from Facebook

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Updated 2019-01-28