Chateau Fortia Cuvee du Baron Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

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Chateau Fortia Cuvee du Baron Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 45%, Grenache 40%, Mourvèdre 15%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Fortia

Tasting notes - Complex notes of spice and graphite are underpinned by red fruit preserve. A very textured and silky wine with lovely, full concentration, the tight tannic thread gives it beautiful volume and remarkable length. 

 

Chateau Fortia Cuvee du Baron Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Traditional Châteauneuf du Pape with a full flavour of
berried Grenache fruit and spice.
Producer Note
Château Fortia is a symbolic estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, both for its location and
its roots that are closely linked to that of its appellation. In 1929 due to the efforts of
Baron Pierre Leroy, Châteauneuf du Pape became the first appellation with a set of
winemaking regulations. Today his descendants still continue the proud family tradition.
Vintage
A wet winter was followed by a mild spring, which maintained the soil’s water reserves
and nourished the vines later in the year during the warm growing period. The 2018
summer was very hot and dry in the southern Rhône, which allowed the grapes to
reach excellent maturity, resulting in expressive wines with wonderful fruit concentration.
Vineyard
Recent improvements in the vineyard have included the replanting of vines in the
correct plots of land to suit the grape variety. The distinct terroir here consists of
rounded quartzite stones from the Villafranchian period. These stones absorb heat
during the day then radiate it at night, ensuring full grape maturity is reached. The yield
is 30 hectolitres per hectare and the grapes are manually selected during handharvesting to ensure only the highest quality of fruit is vinified.
Winemaking
After rigorous sorting, the grapes were destalked. Fermentation took place in
temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete tanks with a long maceration
lasting approximately five weeks. Malolactic conversion took place in large oak barrels.
After racking, the wine was aged for 18 months in French oak casks, followed by further
bottle ageing.
Tasting Note
Complex notes of spice and graphite are underpinned by red fruit preserve. A very
textured and silky wine with lovely, full concentration, the tight tannic thread gives it
beautiful volume and remarkable length.
Grape
Syrah 45%, Grenache 40%, Mourvèdre 15%

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