Chateau de la Font du Loup

Responsible: Anne Charlotte Melia-Bachas
By 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.

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 not certified AB.

Wines according to website February 2018

Wines according to website January 2020

Chateauneuf du Pape 
Les Demoiselles de la Font du Loup
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. Aged in concrete and foudres for 12 months. From  younger vines.

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
Aged for 12 months, Grenache in concrete, steel or foudres, Syrah in barriques or foudres and Mourvedre in demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Le Puy-Roland
100% Grenache. 22 hl/ha. Aged in foudres for 12 months.

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

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.

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Updated 2021-03-26