Chateau Fortia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Red Rhone Valley 2016

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Chateau Fortia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Red Rhone Valley 2015

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 65%, Syrah 27%, Mourvèdre 8%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Fortia

Tasting notes - A distinguished wine showing aromas of fresh red fruits enhanced by smoky notes, sweet liquorice and a delicate hint of rosemary. Full and rich on the palate with well integrated tannins, this is a wine of elegance and finesse. 

 

Chateau Fortia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Red Rhone Valley 2016

A distinguished wine with a smoky bouquet, lovely red
berried fruit and black liquorice flavours.


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
2016 was an exceptional vintage having benefitted from optimal weather conditions
throughout the vintage. A mild winter and a warm spring with normal rainfall, was
followed by a hot and dry summer with several heat spikes which exceeded 37°C.
The mid-September storm alleviated hydric stress in the vines and allowed the grapes
to reach perfect maturity. The favourable weather conditions resulted in very healthy
grapes at harvest. The wines are generous and rich with a wonderful structure and
beautiful balance that are destined to age well.


Vineyard
Château Fortia recently completed improvements in the vineyard, including 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.


Winemaking
After a rigorous sorting, the grapes were destemmed and fermentation took place in
a combination of temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and concrete tanks.
Vinification lasted for approximately five weeks. After racking, the wine was aged in
old French oak for 18 to 24 months, imparting subtle oak characteristics.


Tasting Note
A distinguished wine offering intense and seductive aromas of ripe red berried fruits
enhanced by smoky notes and subtle spice. Full and rich on the palate with an
opulent texture carrying flavours of wild strawberry, pepper and fresh liquorice
through to a long finish. This is full of elegance and finesse.


Grape
Grenache 65%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 10%

 

 

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