Chateau Fortia - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Cuvee du Baron
Chateau Fortia - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Cuvee du Baron

Chateau Fortia - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Cuvee du Baron 2016

Red Wine

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Item# 11012-16

Product Ratings

James Suckling 93pt
Robert Parker 90pt
Wine Spectator 92pt
Wine Enthusiast 93pt

History

Chateau Fortia is one of the older estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. In fact Chateau Fortia can date itself all the way back to its humble beginnings as a Southern Rhone Valley farm in 1763. The beautiful estate continued to expand over the years. The first label displaying the Chateau Fortia name was produced in 1930. Today Chateau Fortia is owned and managed by the Le Roy family who have been in charge of the property since the early part of the 20th century. Even though most of their vines are in one large parcel, the soils are varied. They have a terroir of sand, clay, limestone and large rocks in their soil. The vineyard is planted to mostly Grenache with Syrah and a bit of Mourvedre.
Chateau Fortia is best when decanted for about 1-2 hours when young. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Their wines age very well and are usually very expressive with 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-18 years after the vintage