Made by the Gonnet family who has a long and rich history of winemaking in the region and produces refined wines that reflect their terroir.
Their benchmark Châteauneuf du Pape is sourced from at least 50 years old south facing vines. After a traditional fermentation, the wine is matured in a mix of concrete vat, 600L and 200L oak barrels. Made with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise, Cinsault, Terret noir, Vaccarèse, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Powerful and elegant with soft tannins, this wine bursts of cherry and blackberry fruits aromas alongside white pepper, liquorice, dried herbs and spicy notes.
Like many producers, Font du Vent's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition has relatively more Mourvèdre and Syrah in it than usual, as Grenache is more susceptible to mildew. Black cherries and licorice notes mark the nose of this full-bodied, silky effort, which shows admirable concentration and an invigorating bit of peppery spice on the finish.- 91 pts Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate