The grapes for this special cuvée hails from some of the highest terraces in the Dentelles de Montmirail. A blend of 70% Grenache (50-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvèdre (75-year-old vines), aged 100% in barrel on fine lees (with 20% new wood.) Both powerful and elegant, showing a great harmony of black fruits, tobacco notes and touches of wood spice. The "font," or fountain, refers to a picturesque site in the family vineyards so named by grandfather Antonin, the founder of the domaine.
"Opaque ruby. Compellingly perfumed nose offers suave cassis, licorice and baking spice aromas. Elegant, medium-bodied and sweet, offering fresh dark fruit preserve flavors, velvety tannins and slow-mounting tanginess. This boasts almost shocking energy and cut compared to what I got from the nose. An excellent showing today."
-International Wine Cellar 91-94